With the holiday weekend approaching, I thought I’d tell you about my new obsession.
I love playing hostess, but right now I’m too busy to cook and bake from scratch like I want to. So, lately I’ve been playing “fauxstess” a faux hostess!
Listen, I am having so much fun figuring out my best fauxstess moves! It helps me save time and focus on what’s important, time spent together with the people I love.
As co-founder of theCURVYcon, my dreams are coming true, which also means that my work life is a lot more demanding than it used to be. This is a beautiful thing, but I don’t get to spend as much time just hanging out as I used to. I’m noticing that people in my life are much more appreciative of time spent together, than they are a perfect meal made from scratch. So, I do the best I can and give myself grace so that I “don’t make perfect the enemy of good” -Voltaire
Here’s How to Throw a BBQ in 1 hour or less:
If you use my approach, you’ll be ready to have a nice little BBQ that’s homemade-ish but still yummy.
My new favorite thing is grilling outside alone and spending the afternoon in the sun, reading and making the perfect burger. I’ve done this 1 hour BBQ process for myself alone and for groups, I just buy the amount I think I need for the people who are coming. There is always enough food.
Note: You won’t see bread in this post because it’s bad for my PCOS so I avoid it. If you need buns, add that to your list!
What I did for Meat:
I went to Whole Foods because I love their fresh fish section. They have some delicious pre seasoned salmon that I enjoy a few nights per week.
For the last minute BBQ I got preseasoned burger patties! I got Bacon Ranch, soooo I was in heaven!
What I did for veggies:
I grabbed whole peppers, eggplant, red onion and avocado from the produce section.
I got sautéed green beans in the cooked deli section
What I did for sides:
I got a freshly made potato salad from the deli section.
I got Mac and cheese from the hot plate sections. It wasn’t pretty, but I took a little extra crusty cheese off the top (is that selfish?)
Then I grabbed some chips and dip
What I did for drinks:
I made a fauxstess lemonade by mixing one bottle of simply lemonade with a third bottle of Pom juice (blueberry I think)
I sliced up fresh lemons (if you saw my kitchen tour you already know why I had them!)
I added fresh blackberries
I added mint
I covered it and let it chill in my fridge
I had bourbon (my preferred drink) and vodka in my house already from another party.
I had some leftover birthday cake so we had that for dessert… my supermarket trip took 40 mins total and the burgers were on the grill as soon as I got home. That’s how I did a Fauxstess BBQ in less than an hour. Would you try any of these fauxstess moves?