Beer and BBQ Show

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Nothing says summer like a cold drink by the BBQ, am I right? This weekend is all about doing just that – only better! The London Beer and BBQ Show is coming back to the Western Fair District, Canada Building this weekend. There will be lots of beer, wine, spirits, and food, as well as entertainment and demonstrations on how to make your backyard BBQ the place to be. Many craft beers from across southwestern Ontario will be represented and paired with some delicious BBQ. Come hungry and thirsty!

THE DETAILS

The Beer & BBQ Show is open today from noon to 10:30pm and tomorrow from noon until 5:00pm

Western Fair District, Canada Building

THE LINEUP

Saturday has a lot of entertainment the whole day through, beginning with an Oktoberfest Keg Tapping, a Media Cook Off, live bands, and Farm Boy reps to show how to cook the perfect steaks.

Sunday will also have live music on stage, grilling demonstrations, and Chef D to show everyone how it’s done.

For the full schedule, see HERE.

ADMISSION

Admission is $15 per person at the door

This is a 19+ event, no babies, toddlers or children will be admitted.

 

 

Potlucks and Parties, Oh My!

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I don’t know about you, but my life for the next three weeks is packed with parties, dinners, potlucks, get togethers, and a zillion other social events with food involved. Even one of my children’s classes is having a potluck party! This is when we all become divided as adults - one group will have actually prepared food at their house, one group will buy something en route to the event… and the other group will have forgotten altogether (no worries, there’s always enough food, am I right?). I prefer to make something, whenever possible, and fortunately, I have a few recipes that I am always ready to whip up at short notice. All it takes is a few ingredients that you probably already have and maybe one or two new things that you should just stock up on for the next month.

BEER AND CHEDDAR BREAD

I know, half of you just tuned out. Bread?? TRUST ME. This is the simplest thing ever. Most of these ingredients you probably already have, just make sure that you have a case of beer – yes, a case, you’ll want to make this over and over once you’ve tasted it! This is my go-to recipe for potlucks and pretty much any night of the week that I serve stew, chili or soup for dinner. It’s so simple, my 6 and 8 year olds now make it themselves up until the beer and the oven parts. It’ll be a hit at every potluck you bring it to, lunch or dinner.  Continue reading