Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beer Butt Chicken

I started off my Saturday with a bit of a sleep in. Not too long, though! Don’t want to be screwing with my sleep patterns now that I’m back to work!I got my breakfast idea this morning from the new Clean Eating magazine. 100_5709

This here is 2 Weetabix biscuits with a 1/2 cup of USAB, half a thinly sliced banana, blueberries and the little packet of chopped peanuts that I got with my sundae last night. 100_5708

The CE version didn’t have the berries or peanuts in theirs, but I’m crazy like that, ya know! :D

DD and I made a trip to the local farmers market where I loaded up of beautiful veggies that I do not have growing in my garden; 100_5710

Swiss chard, kale and candy cane beets is what you see in the above photo. I also bought juicy Ontario peaches and local corn on the cob. Keep on reading to see some of these eats at dinner time!

Lunch was awesome. I toasted up some multi grain bread, spread on some broc/guac dip and hit it with a slice of pepper jack cheese and a 1/4 cup egg whites. On the side was more dip with pepper strips and carrot sticks; 100_5711

Then I dove into this Rachel’s vanilla chai yogurt; 100_5712

YUM-O! This yogurt was definitely runnier than what I’m used to, but the taste of it made up for that. Needless to say, I was one stuffed mama after this meal!

We wandered around the mall for a bit this aft because DS needed a new mouth guard for hockey camp next week and you can’t just go to one store when at the mall! Old Navy was having a sale on tanks…$2/ea. Too bad I don’t wear and XL or an XXL. Apparently many people in my city needed cheap tanks this weekend!

By 3:30 I was feeling hungry again so I snacked on some cocoa roasted almonds to tie me over until dinner. 100_5716

Din din was a beer butt chicken! 100_5717

We liked it so much last weekend that we bought the $10 contraption to make our own. I also threw the candy cane beets and 2 sweet potatoes on the BBQ (wrapped in foil) AND boiled up corn on the cob. What a feast! Here’s my plate o’ goodness! 100_5719

I told my hubby that everything on my plate aside from the chicken was sweet like candy. Oh, goodness! Here’s a zoom in on the succulent beets; 100_5721

I ate another ear of corn, too. It was crisp and fresh. I’ll be back to that vendor next weekend for sure. Needless to say, I’ve got quite the food belly happening right now so no sweet end yet. I may whip up some banana soft serve later on to enjoy out on the deck.

My parents are coming over soon which is why this post is up a little sooner than usual. Is anybody doing anything fun tonight?

Bye for now!!


  1. perfect pairs, corn and beer butt chicken. YUM!

  2. That chicken looks so tasty! Haven't had beer can chicken in a while but this makes me wanna make some :) Not doing anything fun tonight sadly lol... the weather is awful here. Have a great night with the parents!

  3. Mmm, that chicken looks great. :D I actually got up earlier today than any other morning this week. Who knows? I'm weird like that. I guess it doesn't really count because school hasn't started so everyday is like Saturday.

  4. I love the idea of beer butt chicken- it looks HILARIOUS! Broc dip on bread?? I bet that is amazing! Hope you had fun tonight

  5. looks delicious!!!
    I'm curious as to how the beer affects the chicken nutritionally?

  6. Awh, hope you had fun with the parents! Enjoy the rest of your weekend

  7. I've been to BBQs where they have beer butt chicken but have yet to try it!! And that chai yogurt looks super yummy! Never even knew that flavor existed!

  8. Your lunch looks amazing! I want it :)

    Hope you had fun with your parents last night!!

  9. love your dinner. baked sweet potato and sweet beets!!!! sooooo sweet!!!
    Saturday night was fun because I went to see a good friend's brother that play in a music bar! it was fun because I know him for about 13 years and I can't believe he's a man now! :)

  10. I have always wanted to make a beer butt chicken! But I don't think our BBQ is big enough... Your dinner looks awesome!

  11. Yummy eats! I've got to try that beer butt chicken! I love beets but I've never had the candy cane variety...they look so pretty!

  12. Beer butt chicken is always so funny to see. I've never had it myself though, but I'm sure it's tasty.

    Those beets are really pretty as well. If only I liked beets...


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