We love having a barbecue at our house. As soon as the weather gets above freezing (slight exaggeration but not by much), we break out our trusty family-sized barbecue and get cooking!
But there are definitely some differences between the way that daddy and mummy think that a barbecue should be run…
Mummy’s Barbecue vs. Daddy’s Barbecue
Mummy: Choose simple foods that the kids will enjoy – hot dogs and burgers will go down a treat.
Daddy: Empty the supermarket’s entire meat counter – lamb chops, spare ribs, pork belly, a whole chicken, rump steak, bacon, Spanish chorizo, chicken drumsticks, pork sausages (thick and thin), lamb burgers, beef burgers, venison burgers
Mummy: Let’s get a little pasta salad or some couscous to go on the side. That will keep the meal fresh and give the kids a nice dose of vitamins.
Mummy: The kids normally eat at about 5:30 and will get cranky if they have to wait too long. Let’s be as efficient as possible and get this cooked and onto the table.
Daddy: You have to take your time with a barbecue – it’s all about the laid-back, summer lifestyle…
Mummy: “Lily, that barbecue is hot. Don’t go anywhere near it.”
“No the food isn’t ready yet.”
“Harry, if you kick that ball near the barbecue again, you’ll be in trouble.”
“I thought I told you to stay away from the barbecue.”
“I know you’re hungry but we have to wait for the food to cook.”
“I can’t help it if the smoke is making you cough. Go and wait inside.”
“No you’re not watching TV. We’re supposed to be enjoying time as a family.”
“If you go anywhere near that barbecue again, you’ll be going to bed.”
Daddy: [Music blasting out] Barbecues are so relaxing!
Mummy: Let’s put that greasy grill to soak as soon as possible, and we’d better put the barbecue back in the garage in case it rains tomorrow
Daddy: [too stuffed to move] I’ll do it tomorrow (or at least that’s what I’ll tell you and then I’ll mysteriously forget and eventually mummy will get fed up and scrub everything down herself)
Mummy: You can’t beat a glass of sparkling wine to help you relax
Daddy: You can’t beat a case of sparkling wine to help you relax
– This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental… #NotReally –
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Competition ends: Thursday 17th August 2017
Terms and conditions
Premier Estates Giveaway
No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Thursday 20th July 2017 at 00:01 BST and ends Thursday 17th August 2017 at 23:59 BST. UK entrants only. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. The prize is one bottle of Prosecco (75cl) and one bottle of Grand Rosé (75cl). The Winner will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that Premier Estates are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Lucy At Home is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the winner regarding their prize and pass this information onto Premier Estates for the sole purpose of posting the prize. I will not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We received some bottles of sparkling wine for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.
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