Monday, 8 July 2013

We're Having a (not so frugal) Frugaldom BBQ!

£50 Budget Sounds Like Loads!

Look at this! It's exactly one year since we had temperatures in the high twenties here in Elrig and, once again, history has repeated itself - only we are reaching 30 Deg C today. How much better can it possibly get?
 
Well, £50 better, that's how much! That's the amount of money that Moneysupermarket.com has given me to throw the best budget BBQ possible, to share all the fun of the sun and feed/water my guests while they're here and then blog about it. (If you are on Twitter, you can follow the tales of the others taking part by checking out #TheCharcoalChallenge).
 
Now all I need to do is take stock of what is already available and then get this event organised. I know for a fact that we have disposable BBQs and plenty of charcoal, because these things are kept for emergencies in most frugal households - if the power goes out in rural Frugaldom, a BBQ in most weathers (even in snow) can be a great way to cook up a quick meal when the stove's not lit.
 
Right, first things first... preparations need to start now and we need to throw our best BBQ ever this summer. The forecast looks great for the rest of this week, right through to Saturday, so that's time enough to organise the garden to provide space. (Can't forget there's a poly tunnel to be built here this week.)

Food and drink, entertainment and a bit of extra decoration for the all important party feel - doesn't sound too difficult to throw all that together once I've got an idea of numbers.

Who wants to come to a BBQ in Frugaldom? :)

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for invite we would love to come....darn our helicopter is in for servicing:-):-)Hope it is a roaring success.

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    1. If our little Cessna is out of the workshop in time, I'll send someone down to pick up you and the rest of the Welsh contingency. :-)

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  2. I will most definitely be there in spirit- virtual visitors are so much cheaper to entertain! They're free to feed for starters!
    Arilx

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    1. Virtual visitors are definitely expected to attend, we have virtual prime produce, including vegetarian options, available for each and every one of you. :)

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  3. I'll be virtually there too please. Thank you for the invite : )

    Can I have some ketchup with my virtual burger please? My husband says I'm a philistine but I do like it.

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    1. Condiments of all varieties will be made available to our virtual guests, feel free to help yourself. :)

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  4. Would you cook me a virtual veggie burger please, and a bit of virtual Tommy K would be great :-)

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    1. That will be no problem at all - as soon as I check out what Tommy K refers to, as it's not a name I recognise. No matter, I can still provide virtual whatever it is, I think. :)

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