When the weather changes from winter to spring suddenly I have the urge to cook something other than soup. My family begins requesting BBQ foods as soon as the tree blossoms open! I love BBQ but it is still cold and dark during the beginning of spring making outdoor cooking not much fun.
In addition, the kids are still in school, homework needs to be done, showers taken, and bedtime is not that long after dinner. BBQ in spring, on a weeknight can be a challenge. Some years ago I learned a great time-saving process to make a BBQ dinner without fuss or much mess.
My secret process? The slow cooker. I LOVE the slow cooker. It is quick, easy, low mess, and makes a great meal on nights I’m exhausted.
For a mid-week BBQ dinner I made BBQ beef, citrus salad, and lemon, prickly pear, ginger ale drink.