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Hello, beautiful people! Today, The husband and I are going to show you our simple way to have summer grilling fun in your backyard. We like to keep things simple and chill when it comes to grilling out in our backyard. Our definition of summer grilling fun is making sure that we have good food, good drinks and most importantly, a good time! We took a trip to a local Giant Eagle grocery store to get the necessities needed for our backyard grilling. My husband grew up shopping at Giant Eagle when he lived in Pennsylvania so it was only right to let him relive his childhood again!
One of our favorite things to eat when grilling is a cheeseburger. There is nothing like biting into a burger with melted cheese and that grill taste on it. This time, we wanted something different though. Why not get burgers with cheese already in it? At Giant Eagle, we found their Certified Angus Beef Bacon Cheddar Patties. Not to mention, they were on sale as well! Double. Win. We were excited about trying them because that was one less ingredient that we had to worry about. Also, I was excited to see the cheese melt out of it. Yum!!
I know at typical barbecues, people have tons of sodas. Since we don’t drink sodas often, we decided that we wanted to try something fruity yet a little on the bubbly side. We came upon the Lemon Lemon Sparkling Lemonade drinks and knew that they would be perfect for us. We both have never tried sparkling lemonade before so wanted to try something different. One thing I love about our grilling fun is that we love to try new products. For instance, usually, we would have a simple jug of lemonade with sliced lemons in it. But to find sparkling lemonade, something that was outside of our comfort zone was worth trying.
We know that ice cream during the summer can be a struggle at times especially when it’s 90+ degrees outside! Instead of wanting just a scoop of ice cream in a bowl to complete our meal, we decided we wanted to add an extra treat to it by making it into an ice cream cookie sandwich. I recently had one a couple of weeks ago. When I thought of a dessert for us to have, I immediately thought about that and had to get the ingredients for it.
Once we had the necessities for our backyard grilling, my husband fired up the grill, put the patties on there then chopped up the fresh vegetables for our burgers. The good thing about Giant Eagle is that their produce section has everything you need and more. There’s nothing like having fresh lettuce, onions, and tomatoes to add that extra crisp to your burger!
Our bacon cheddar burgers were so delicious! Add a side of chips and a nice, cold sparkling lemonade to that and you have a simple summer meal right in your backyard.
Our daughter is aware that after she eats her meal, she can have desserts. Since she ate most of her meal, we knew she would love the ice cream cookie sandwich. She loves chocolate ice cream and I love vanilla ice cream. Instead of buying both, I’m glad that Giant Eagle carries Breyer’s Vanilla Chocolate ice cream together!
You will need the following for a Swirl Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich:
- Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Breyer’s Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream
All you have to do is warm up the cookies first. Let the cookies cool off first then place a scoop of ice cream in the middle. Squeeze the cookies together and there you go! To give extra life to it, you can add sprinkles, candy pieces and etc. on the outside.
For small families like us, you don’t need a lot when it comes to backyard grilling! All you need are the things you want to have for a good price at a place that provides it all for you! The next time you see a Giant Eagle near you, make sure that you make that your one-stop shop for your summer necessities. You may luck up and find patties on sale like we did! So don’t miss out! Happy Summer 2017 my loves!