Besides the warm weather, outdoor fun and long days and nights, summertime is really when us busy caregivers can loosen up a bit on the routine, taking a break from all that comes with the school year – packing lunches, homework, getting kids to bed on time, waking kids up in the morning, after school activities, etc. Getting my kids ready and well-fed in the morning on school days can be more difficult than it needs to be! I find myself having to beg them to get out of bed, get ready and come down in time to actually eat something sensible without swallowing it.
What a better way to kick-off the start of summer than with a backyard BBQ on Memorial Day weekend. I love grilling in the summer. Besides the obvious reasons of being outdoors, in the sun, enjoying the long days and warm nights, grilling is a busy mom’s break from hours in the kitchen. I marinate whatever we are going to eat ahead of time and then when it’s time to grill, I hand it all over to the hubby to grill, while I relax outside with a glass of wine.