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Finally! After months of freezing cold temperatures here in WNY/NWPA or what I like to call "Amish Antarctica", the weather gods have blessed us with warmth and sunshine!!! The best part about this glorious weather would have to be dusting off the grill and putting my grillmaster skills to the test by chef'ing up all those yummy grilling recipes I pinned all winter long. I can finally put all those grilling cravings to rest! WooHoo!
While in Erie over the weekend doing our Memorial Day shopping, hubby and I stopped at Giant Eagle to pick up all of our must have grilling supplies! Giant Eagle is the go-to place for all your summer grilling needs since you can conveniently pick EVERYTHING up at one place! No need to cruise around town in search of items at different stores when you can score them all in one stop at Giant Eagle!
One of our must-have items on our grilling shopping list was Giant Eagle's Certified Angus Beef Gourmet Burgers in bacon cheddar. Everything taste better loaded with bacon and cheese, so I'm sure you can only imagine how delicious these burgers taste! Always such a crowd pleaser at every summer BBQ we host! The term "you had me at bacon" comes up over and over at our BBQ's!
Another BBQ favorite would have to be Lemon Lemon Sparkling Lemonade! I don't know what it is about grilling, but nothing taste more refreshing than that first sip of lemonade after cracking the can open at the conclusion of grilling up that BBQ feast for your friends and family! Lemonade is definitely the taste of summer!
Everything is super easy to find at Giant Eagle as well! Head back to the butcher case to pick up your Giant Eagle Certified Angus Beef Gourmet Burgers in bacon cheddar.
You will find Lemon Lemon Sparkling Lemonade conveniently in the Soft Drink aisle.
And what's a BBQ without snacks?! You will definitely want to pick up a bag Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies in the cookie section! A great snack adults and kids alike will enjoy!
I Scream You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!!! Don't forget that Ice Cream. Head to the freezer section and pick up that tub of Breyers Ice Cream!
For more grilling inspiration, head on over to the Giant Eagle Pinterest Board!
Since no BBQ is complete without ice cream, I thought it would be fun to share a BBQ favorite of mine! Grilled Peaches! Grilled Peaches give you a fun new way to serve your Breyers Ice Cream! So next time you're serving ice cream for your guest, ditch the cones and toss those Peaches on the grill. Your guest will love them.
Breyers Ice Cream. Vanilla or Butter Pecan If You Like Nuts!
Slice your Peaches in half.
Scoop out the pits. Then widen the hole in the peach so you can place a small scoop of ice cream in the middle.
Grill your Peaches. Grill until the tops are slightly softened when you touch them. No need to move your Peaches at all while grilling, unless you're a grill master wannabe like myself obsessed with perfect grill marks ;-)
Take your Peaches off of the grill. Drizzle with honey.
Scoop your Breyers Ice Cream & enjoy!
Are you planning any BBQ's over the summer?
Any Cubed Steak fans out there?! When I was little my dad had a Luby's Cafeteria obsession. We ate their constantly and one of the entrees I would choose was Cubed Steak! So obviously once I grew up I had to create my own way to prepare it at home.
Now, I know Cubed Steak sometimes has a bad rep for being tough and chewy, but not if it’s cooked in a crockpot!! Every thing comes out all tender and yummy when cooked all day in the thing!!!! I swear that fabulous cooking contraption saves the day with so many recipes.
So next time you're at the market and see a killer deal on a package of Cubed Steak, toss it in the cart and know my Crockpot Cubed Steak recipe has you covered.
4 Cubed Steaks
1 Can French Onion Soup
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Jar Bistro Au Jus
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
Pour your French Onion Soup, Bistro Au Jus, Cream of Chicken Soup & Water into the crockpot.
Toss your Cubed Steaks in and cook on low for 5 hours.
After 5 hours, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Corn Startch into the crockpot. Mix well & cook for another hour on low.
Serve & Enjoy!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.