(Content for 21+) Cap off sunny outdoor adventures with a simple summer backyard BBQ! I’ve partnered with sponsor Line 39 wine to bring you some ideas on how to turn your backyard into an every day celebration zone!
We are in the full swing of summer break here, and we are LOVING this season of sunshine!
In-between work, my family has been trying to make the most of these gorgeous sunny days. Summertime is about relaxing, but also exploring our great state. We love berry picking, trips to the farmers markets, hiking at some of our fave beautiful Oregon waterfalls and parks, city trekking, and enjoying wine country.
At the end of an active day, the last thing we want to do is spend hours cooking. So to celebrate a day lived well, I love to throw a super easy, healthy, delicious simple backyard BBQ.
Everyday simple backyard BBQ
If you want to invite your friends and family over for a fun sunny gathering, definitely check out my tips for throwing the perfect summer soiree. For every day summer dinners, simplicity is key.
But everyday doesn’t have to mean boring. My formula for a great weeknight backyard bbq includes:
- my Simple Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken
- grilled veggies (zucchini, corn, red peppers are my fave summer veggies to grill)
- fresh summer berries
- crudités, like carrots, radishes, snap peas, and cucumbers
- crackers and cheese
None of these dishes require much effort, they’re all affordable for any budget, and they’re also healthy and delicious!
Simple Backyard BBQ Wine
A simple backyard BBQ calls for an everyday wine that is delicious and doesn’t break the bank. I recently discovered Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon and Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc, and think they’re made for these kind of summer dinners.
Line 39 wines have consistently won Best Buy ratings, and can be found around the US for approximately $11 – that’s an incredible value for the quality of the wine!
Sauvignon Blanc is an amazing white wine for BBQs. The Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc is a citrusy wine that pairs well with my Simple Lemon and Herb Grilled Chicken. The crisp, clean finish is cool and refreshing for summer. It’s also great paired with fruit salad or fruit parfaits.
If you’re looking for a red wine to pair with richer summer BBQ dishes, check out Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon. With big, bold blackberry, dark cherry, and chocolate flavors, it’s excellent with hamburgers, steaks, or even grilled veggies. I enjoyed this summer red with our grilled red peppers and zucchini.
For smaller, everyday backyard BBQs, we’re loving our new Weber® Q®1200 Portable Gas Grill. Isn’t it adorable? I love the green color! And, I really like the folding side tables that we use to hold grill accessories and marinades. Plus the in-lid thermometer makes it easy to know what’s going on inside the grill.
It’s seriously the perfect size for our family of four, and I love that it’s light and portable to take with us for more summer adventures. Pack it up for weekends at the beach, camping, the river – take it anywhere you can so you can enjoy yummy home-grilled eats on-the-go!
Enter to win your own Weber® Q® 1200 portable gas grill
YOU can enter to win your own Weber® Grill like the one I have!
Line 39 is teaming up with Weber® Grills for a fun summer sweepstakes. Visit line39bbq.com or text BBQ to 797979 for your chance to win a Weber® Q®1200 Portable Gas Grill for all your outdoor adventures and backyard barbeques. See line39wines.com/sweeps for official rules and look for displays in store.
So go ahead and celebrate the magic of everyday summertime, with a simple backyard BBQ. Cheers!
This post is sponsored by Line 39. As always, all opinions and photos are my own.