Really Simple Outdoor BBQ (and homemade ketchup)

This might seem like no-brainer, but our family never thought of it until last year…

One way to enjoy the outdoors in the Fall without a lot of prep or clean up is to just have roasted hot dogs and buns (that’s it!) for supper.  Our family did this on Saturday; it was such a nice day, we did a last minute outdoor fire and hot dog roast, even though it wasn’t on the menu.

  • Scott ran to the store for hot dogs and buns with a kid (quality time).
  • While I made homemade ketchup with Barrett, Scott started a fire with the rest of the kids (quality time).
  • We brought outside hot dogs, buns and hot dog forks (that’s it!)  (And the bowl of ketchup)
  • Everyone ate their hot dog(s) as they sat around the fire.
  • Everyone brought something inside and then got a drink of water.
  • Scott and I even snuck back outside after the kids went to bed and restarted the fire!
  • Would I invite company?  Probably not; they might feel very unhealthy.;) winking

Ketchup recipe:

1/4 c. tomato paste
1/4. water
2 T. sugar
1 T. vinegar

Mix and serve!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vicki Christiansen on October 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    We heard about your bonfire from Daniel and Barrett yesterday! You could invite us if you ever had another bonfire….we’ll bring the EXTRA LARGE soda pops for everyone, to add to the “health” of the event!!! 🙂


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