Ways To Enjoy Grilling Outdoors

While most of us probably grew up with having outdoor grills every Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and whatever occasion there is, we cannot deny that it brings us a lot of joy even if we would still do it up to now. However, there are many ways of which we could make grilling outdoors more enjoyable and the good thing about it is that you don’t really need an occasion to do it, all you would need is a grill and the company of some people.

While the food produced by grilling is undeniably enjoyable, the memories we have with it are just as enjoyable as the food we get from the grill. Just think about the many memories most of us grew up with that we can associate easily to grilling outdoors. So to make your grilling experiences more memorable, here are some ways to enjoy grilling outdoors.

Enjoy Grilling With The Company Of People

Whether these are your friends, family or your special someone it is definitely more enjoyable to have outdoor grilling sessions with people whom you would like to spend quality time with just like how you used to do when celebrating occasions while growing up. Don’t wait for an occasion, just give your folks a call and invite them over for a barbecue. This gives you a good opportunity to bond with them as well as enjoy each others presence.

Barbecue outdoors

The focus of grilling for recreation is not only for the quality of food you produce but from the laughter, the memories and every pleasure that you can derive from the presence of people you like. Grilling just becomes better if you are with people you love.

Not To Forget The Food

When it comes to outdoor grilling, what we would usually think of could be the nice barbecue our parents cook for us during special occasions along with veggies and fish. However, since you are in control now you can do much more than that. Try to experiment with other items on the grill, bring out your inner chef and make every barbecue worth the time and effort you’ve spent. After all, you will also be enjoying this.

While typical sauces used for grills were mostly tomato based sauces, nowadays people use all sorts of pleasant bases for sauces such as yogurt, strawberries, oranges, apples, honey and even mustard. These might seem quite odd at first but these are sure to make very pleasant tastes on the grill. So the next time you have an outdoor grill, try to make some yourself.

Other Ways To Enjoy

Grilling outdoors becomes more enjoyable with the help of drinks. Try to mix up nice drinks, punches or juices for the kids the next time you grill outdoors. Also when grilling, try to give it a good variety which means not only grilled food but nice salads, sandwiches, and fruits to perfectly compliment the gustatory pleasures offered by the grill. Just try not to put in too much, try to make sure that items on the grill are still the main attraction there.

It is also very important when grilling outdoors to have a good weather. A nice warm and sunny weather is perfect for having grills. This sets a nice ambiance and a good mood to everyone thus making the occasion more enjoyable.

Keurig Troubleshooting Tips

Keurig Coffee Machines are one of the most popular brands for getting a good quality of coffee maker for your home which provides you with an excellent coffee in just a matter of minutes. But like all other coffee machines, it has a few problems which seem to turn up every now and then. So, if you can’t understand why your newly bought Keurig coffee machine is behaving this way and how can you fix it, we have created a list to help you out with the same.

So next time you see an issue like your coffee machine shuts off for no reason or that your coffee machine isn’t brewing properly, then you can check some of the causes and solutions here.

  • Issue: Lime scale build up on my machine

Solution: Sometimes the water you use for brewing your coffee leaves behind some minerals which get accumulated together in the coffee machine in the form of limescale which may affect the working of your coffee machine and cause you a lot of troubles.

All you have to do to fix this issue is clean and descale your coffee machine regularly. Cleaning your coffee machine is pretty simple, just take a cleaning solution and brew it inside your coffee machine. Once that is done, start your machine again but this time use fresh water to clean it. You will notice that all the limescale has been successfully removed with the help of the cleaning solution.

  • Issue: My coffee machine shut off or turns on by itself

Solution: The first and foremost step would be to check the Auto On/Off option and to make sure that there is no timer set.

Once you have ensured that, you need to perform the following steps for respective coffee machine models:

  1. Mini: This model, by default, shuts down if not used for more than 90 seconds. Just switch on the Power button.
  2. Elite: This model has an Auto Off option which when turned green will automatically shut off the machine after 2 hours of the last usage. You can just press the black Auto Off button to disable the green light which will turn off the automatic shut off the coffee machine.
  3. Special Edition and Platinum: This machine comes with an auto-off feature, all you have to do to disable it is click on menu twice to enter the auto off programming mode and then press on the small, left button until the screen reads ‘off’.
  • Issue: It won’t stop pumping water

Solution: If your Keurig machine pumps water the whole time your machine is on, then you can try following steps: unplug your machine and remove the reservoir, then dump all the contents of the reservoir and turn it upside down, shake it a little bit and then tap the bottom of the reservoir a few times. You can also try to descale your machine if that doesn’t help call the Customer Support.

Now, if you get any of these problems in your Keurig coffee machine, you know what to do. But if none of the solutions work, you need to contact the Keurig Customer Service and they would help you out in a jiffy.

Event Details

You’re invited to the
34th Annual
Burkeville Ruritans & Crewe Kiwanis

Virginia Chicken Festival
Crewe, VA

Wednesday, June 20, 2017
3:00 – 8:00 pm

BBQ Chicken Dinner – Livers – Gizzards
Robert’s Rooster Stew
Chicken Nuggets – Cheese – Beverages
Wings – Peanuts – Ice Cream

Music by

The Legendary
General Johnson & The Chairmen of the Board


The Indian Oak Band

Plenty of Shagging & Dancing to the Beach Music and Top 40 sounds of the East Coast Favorites of General Johnson & The Chairmen of the Board and bluegrass performed by The Indian Oak Band.

$20.00 in Advance / $25.00 at the Gate
($1.00 S&H per ticket for mail and online orders)

… and finally we have an answer to that old question as to why the chicken crossed the road?

Of course he was going to the Virginia Chicken Festival!!!

email: info@virginiachickenfestival.org

Chicken Noodle Soup

Alas, “Chicken Noodle Soup”, it would seem that this simple dish could never amount to such great applications such as: ailments, remedies, and just plain old “Good eating’. However, Chicken noodle soup may serve as a remedy for the broken soul; including a broken heart, as well as a remedy for a variety of ailments including the common cold. For the scientific world, the benefits of chicken noodle soup were reported centuries ago. That was based on ancient Greek writings, some of which stated that the soup could help clear upper respiratory infections. Well, wouldn’t you know it, the common cold happens as a result of an upper respiratory infection, which thus causes inflammation. Well, I guess those ancient Greece knew what they were talking about after all. Here are some benefits of chicken soup.

Presently there is scientific research that proves chicken noodle soup to be a natural healer. There are infact many reasons as to why said soup has been so heavily praised. For one, the soup for the most part (and for us normal humans) is consumed while still hot and steamy, and well wouldn’t you know it, that as we eat our delicious soup the steam we breathe in clears up our congestion! Secondly according to Dr. Irwin Ziment (That’s right an actual doctor) Pulmonary specialist, and professor at UCLA school of medicine, the soup in fact contains drug like elements that are similar to those found in common cold medicines. For example, when the chicken is cooked, in the process of making the soup, amino acids are released from the chicken, which chemically resemble the drug acetylcysteine, a drug prescribed for bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.

Thirdly, who likes eating sop without flavor? Nobody, and that’s why we put spices in our soup, such as garlic and pepper. These spices have been known for centuries to be great healing elements, and do in fact work the same way as modern cold medicines. They make breathing easier by clearing up congestion and thinning mucus. There is indoubtly of course, the TLC factor, for doesn’t is just feel good when somebody prepares you the soup and gives it to you right from the comfort of your own bed? When it comes to healing the soul, well it just feels darn good to be warmed up by a nice bowl of soup, and that in its own will make you feel good. As a finally note, it’s safe to say that one should never underestimate the power of some good ‘old fashioned chicken noodle soup.

Chicken Noodle Soup Nutrition Facts

Calories: 75 per cup
Fat: 2.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.7 grams
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6 grams
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.1 grams
Cholesterol: 7mg
Sodium: 1106 mg
Carbohydrates: 9.4 grams
Dietary fiber: 0.7 grams
Sugar: 0.3 grams
Protein: 4.0 grams

Chicken Satay with peanut sauce

Ingredients for Satay

Chicken breast – pieces in long strips, Five Hundred grams (Boneless)

Soy sauce- One tablespoon

Lemon juice- One tablespoon

Chilli powder- One teaspoon

Salt- one pinch

Ingredients for Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce Recipe

Ginger garlic paste- One tablespoon

Onion (chopped finely) – One small

Peanut butter (I used smooth one, but crunchy one will also do)- Two tablespoon

Coconut milk- Four tablespoon

Soy sauce- One tablespoon

Lemon juice- One tablespoon

Salt- a pinch


Firstly, the following ingredients need to be combined properly in a mixing utensil or a bowl: Lemon juice, Soy sauce, Salt, Oil and Chilli powder. After the above mention ingredients are properly mixed, it should be left to marinate for some time (approximately 1 hour), in the refrigerator. After an hour of leaving it in the refrigerator, take this mixture and apply it all over the chicken properly. Now, take these marinated chicken trips and insert it one after the other in preferably a wooden skewer. Now, take a pan and put it on medium heat. Put some oil on the pan and let it get heated properly on high heat time. Now carefully place the skewers on the pan(on high heat). The skewers needs to be turned time to time so that the chicken it evenly coocked from all the sides. If there’s any extra marinated mix left that can be used on the chicken at this time.

Recipe for Peanut Sauce:

For this sauce, take a small amount of oil on a pan and heat it. Now, add onions until it sauté properly. Now add the ginger garlic paste and let it be cooked for 1 minute or so. Remember to mix and stir these ingredients while it’s been cooked. To this mixture add peanut butter, 2 tbsp of water and soy sauce while stirring so that it is mixed properly. After it is mixed properly, add salt, lemon juice and some coconut milk and again mix properly. Your peanut sauce is now ready!

It should be served with the hot satay.

Some extremely useful tips:-

  • If skewers are not available then, small size of chicken strips can be used along with toothpics.
  • For avoiding the charring action on the skewers, it can be dipped in ice cold water before the chicken are being threaded to it.
  • If you’re the one who’d like spicy peanut sauce, then, red chillies should be added along with the ginger garlic paste and cooked.
  • If coconut milk is not available, then, good quality coconut powder can be added to milk and then it can be used.

Recipe for Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta (Pastina)

Recipe for list of ingredients needed are as follows:-

Pastina pasta- One bowl
Olive oil- Two tablespoons
Chicken breast (one-inch cubes)- Half cup (cubed)
Onion, diced (about half a cramped onion)- Half cup
Clove garlic, minced- One
Tomatoes with juice- One (14.5-ounce) can be diced
Shredded mozzarella- One cup
Fresh flat-leaf parsley- Quarter cup chopped
Kosher salt- Quarter teaspoon
Quarter teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Bread crumbs- Quarter cup
Parmesan cheese- Quarter cup grated
Butter- One tablespoon, plus more for buttering the baking dish

Here, you can get information how to choose pasta.

Follow the following steps for the preparation of the dish once the ingredients are in place:-

1.)Firstly the oven should be preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.)Get an average size of bowl of salt water and boil it at a high heat.

3.)Now put the pasta and cook until just supple, stirring infrequently, approximately 5 minutes of time. Now transfer the pasta into a large size of mixing utensil for the purpose of mixing.
4.)Simultaneously, put the olive oil in an average size of pan that can be used for sauté on a medium heat. Now add the chicken and cook for about 3 minutes of time.

5.)Now add to this chicken the onions and garlic taken in the ingredients, occasionally keep stirring to so that all the ingredients mix up properly in the pan, and let it cook till the time onions are tender and also the chicken is cooked properly through and let it cook for about 5 minutes more.

6.)Now, to the bowl of the pasta which is cooked properly put in the mixture of chicken we just prepared. After this step the following ingredients are to be added namely mozzarella cheese, parsley, pepper, salt and canned tomatoes.

7.)All the ingredients which are recently added takes a little time and proper stirring to mxi and combine equally, hence, it should be properly mixed.

8.)Now this mixture is then placed in a baking dish having size approximately equal to 8x8x2 inch in length, width and height. After this step is completed take a small size bowl and put the parmesan cheese along with bread crumbs and mix it.

9.)This should be spread on the mixture of pasta as garnishing. The upper layer can be garnished by small pieces of butter.

10.)Put it in the oven and bake it for about thirty minutes until it’s golden brown.


Lemon Chicken sausage is one the most loved recipes in the United States. The Tenderness and juiciness of the dish makes the tongues waggle and it leaves a lot to be desired. Hence it is dependent on the chef to makes the heart swoon over his dish  and lemon chicken is such a recipe which exactly does that. Some traditional American Recipe.

The butter and olive oil combination creates a magic that is not hard to praise. This recipe has admirers all over the country, be it the urban part or the rural part. The freshly minced parsley and rosemary leafs leave a spellbinding aroma in the dish that forces the consumers to lick their hands.


BUTTER-20 grams

Onion-finely chopped

Garlic- diced

Lemon- 2

Parsley- minced

Salt-according to taste

Black pepper- 2 teaspoons

Garlic powder-1 teaspoon

Olive oil-50 millilitres

Chicken thighs- 1 kg

Rosemary – fresh leaves


  • Place a frying pan on the flame.
  • Now pour the butter and olive oil on the heated pan and let it melt and form a brownish mixture.
  • Add the chopped onions and garlic in to the pan.
  • Saute them until the mixture turns golden brown and add garlic powder.
  • Now carefully add the chicken thighs to the pan, simmer the flame and let it cook for over 20 minutes. Form the chicken in to a patty form.
  • Now add the parsley and rosemary leaves and mix them properly.
  • Leave the dish for ten minutes on the flame.

Your Lemon chicken sausages are ready to be served.