Each winter we spend our Friday afternoons dining together in big Barbecues Galore family fashion. Every one takes a turn, and no food goes un-grilled. Our rules are pretty simply - You must cook your food on the barbecue. It's not rocket science. We couldn't really call ourselves Barbecues Galore and let someone cook on the stove.
Every year is a risk - Will you be the one stuck cooking on the -30 degree day? Will you have to brush the snow off the barbecue each time you need to check your food? Will you be lucky enough to grill during a Calgary chinook, where the weather is +15 in January? We're serious barbecue enthusiasts - we don't offer rain checks for snow - get out there, and wish for better weather next year.
Each week we'll post some pictures from our delicious lunches and a bit of a description on what we indulged in. See something you like? Comment below and we'll get you the recipe!
Friday, October 2nd
Cindy barbecues a delicious ham and mac and cheese feast at the Calgary North store, complete with grilled peaches and ice cream for dessert.
Friday, October 9th
Ross treated the staff at our Calgary North location to a Vietnamese takeout style feast, cooked on our favourite barbecue - the Broil King Keg of course!
Friday, October 16th
Lindsay's honey chicken and grilled pineapple had us all begging for more - with she obliged with a grilled peach cobbler.
Larry treated the Calgary South store to some homemade hamburgers grilled up on the Broil King Keg.
Friday, October 23rd
Pete showed us an alternative use for the turkey fryer this week, as he cooked up some delicious clam chowder - complete with clams he brought back from a recent trip to the coast. I think we'll all admit though, that the highlight of his lunch was the dessert pizza smothered in chocolate. Whatever will he come up with next year.
This was Mark's first year cooking at Barbecues Galore. He hit it out of the park with some delicious fajitas.
Friday, November 6th
First off - we are so lucky that it is November and still t-shirt weather in Calgary. This won't last long. Mike took advantage of the nice weather and grilled up some amazing homemade burgers complete with his own homemade sauces (we don't believe in ketchup around here).
Friday, November 13th
Summy has become master of chicken wings on the Broil King Keg. It's become somewhat of a signature dish for her around here and they always turn out heavenly.
Friday, November 20th
Sonya's always got a smile on her face - even when she's barbecuing outside in the winter. She treated us to some fantastic fish tacos and some home baked cookies that I'll dreaming about until I'm 80.
Friday, November 27th
Sonny owns a restaurant in Northwest Calgary in his spare time, so his food never disappoints. This year he whipped up some Vietnamese pork and grilled veggies.
Friday, December 4th
Solveig has been perfecting her black bean burgers for years. And trust me - she's nailed it. We're meat eaters around here, but the complaints stopped the moment we bit into these delicious bites of heaven. Solveig is our resident vegetarian, and shares some of her amazing vegetarian grilling recipes with us in her Meatless Monday posts. We've made sure that these are next on the list, so everyone gets a chance to enjoy them.
Friday, December 11th
It was a pretty chilly day in Calgary, but we don't back down from a challenge. Anthony chose to move some of his grilling into our very well-ventilated warehouse (we absolutely don't recommend grilling indoors to anyone at home). Anthony treated us to some delicious chicken fried rice, grilled veggies, and super moist marinated pork.
Friday, January 11th
Kryton grilled up some burgers big enough to feed a small family for a week. He stuffed his burgers using one of our favourite accessories - the Stuff-A-Burger from Charcoal Companion. Kryton likes this accessory so much, he even starred in our YouTube video for it (which you can check out on the product page).
Friday, January 22nd
Krystin cooked us some delicious stuffed peppers on the Broil King Keg. She even grilled some heavenly apple crisp that did not last long.
Friday, January 29th
Ryan marinated his chicken for 24 hours, and boy was it worth the wait. He marinated his chicken in a citrus rosemary sauce that was to die for. We won't be forgetting this one for a while.
Friday, February 5th
Trevor kept it simple - but delicious, with some barbecued ribs and a potato salad (which had some very questionable green pieces, that actually turned out to be peas). He even gave our photographer Neil a bit of a demo with the Looftlighter.
Coming up this week...
Seranda and her amazing chef of a husband, Harold, are cooking up something big. They're keeping it pretty hush hush, but they never disappoint.
Stop by next week to check it out!