I took a well-deserved break from the blog recently, I feel a break is good to clear the head and get you re-focused on what you want to do. I needed some time off as it was my cousin's wedding and we had lots of events to prepare for in the run up and for the wedding. It was then mine and Asif's first wedding anniversary! We flew out to Florence and had an amazing time, and have taken lots of pictures of all of the above that should be coming up in posts soon. When we came back to London it was miserable weather with rain, but I am glad to say that this weekend we have had glorious sunshine!
Asif and I made the most of it by sunbathing in our local park and preparing for our first barbeque together. We did a lazy but easy version by getting barbeque trays from Tesco - which were about £2 each, and then got some pre-marinated chicken leg and thighs and drumsticks from our butcher. Sorted. Asif got the trays going, and once the charcoal was totally burnt, took about 20 mins, we got the meat on - the bigger pieces first and drumsticks about 20 minutes later so they would all be done at the same time.
On a separate tray I got the vegetables going. I cut the peppers mushrooms and red onions fairly big and chunky so they would stay on the skewers. I had pre-soaked the skewers in water so they would not burn on the barbeque. And I seasoned the vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Once that was all done we toasted some pittas and plated up with some potato salad and coleslaw. Yum! Today is another lovely day and we haven't decided if to have another barbeque or to have a picnic in the park. I hope you have had a great weekend, and if you have some barbeque tips I would love to hear them!