1 September 2015

#NationalBurgerDay - The most bun you can have with your clothes on

Guess what you guys?! I think I mayo've found the recipe for my own personal heaven. And it's all thanks to Asda

Some context would probably be helpful here, huh? Oh, and you'd best prepare yourselves for the corniest selection of food-related puns I've ever pulled together. Don't say you weren't Quorned. 

About a week ago, Skye showed me an invite she'd received to Asda's Blogger MEAT Up in honour of National Burger Day (which she'd salad-ly had to decline due to existing plans). My initial reaction was equal parts embarrassment and excitement... How on earth had I lived for twenty seven years without knowing about National Burger Day?! What kind of burger fan was I?! And, also, EEEEP!! NATIONAL BURGER DAY!!!



I'm not usually one for partaking in National Whatever Day celebrations, but when the opportunity to be patriotic came sandwiched between sesame seed buns and drizzled in BBQ sauce I almost had to be physically restrained from singing God Save The Queen through a mouthful of red pepper hummus. 

Then I read the invite and slaw how many foodie puns the inimitable Shaun had managed to BB-Queue up in his email; resulting in a second mixed reaction of admiration and a hot-dogged determination not to let him beet me. I replied immediately begging to take Skye's plaice. And, no, I'm not ashamed about begging; I'd happily sell my sole for another one of those halloumi burgers.


Yes, there were actual chefs running the grill. SWOON.

Between the puns and the thought of a chargrilled feast, I was feeling beyond excited when I rolled up to Brighton station on 27 August and (c)hopped aboard a Big Lemon bus en (c)route to what turned out to be the fanciest BBQ of my life. Seriously- have you ever been to a BBQ with a JAZZ BAND?! I probably should've brushed my hair...

Jazz band(!) admiring aside, I relished the chance to ketchup with some of my lovely blogging buddies over a stack of saucesome burgers (including loads of veggie options), salad and Pimms. Followed by two huge bowls of Eton Mess - and I was one of the more restrained dessert-eaters. Man, was that Mess good. 




I'd like to thank Asda and Talented Talkers (especially Erica and Shaun) for their fantastic hosting skills; it was so lovely meating you all! OK, OK - I promise that's shallot. 

Katie xxx

P.S. This post was technically sponsored by Asda, in the form of all the Eton Mess I demolished, but the opinions, sentiment, and puns are very much my own. As if Asda would want credit for those... 

P.P.S. Asda also kindly provided me with the photos. Which is just as well, as I've discovered that three glasses of Pimms does not enhance my photography skills. Who knew?! 

12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Katie, these puns! I can't even begin to do you justice, I'll just say that this post was just what I needed - it put a smile on this tired face! xx

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    1. Thanks Charis! I'm very glad to hear it :) xxx

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    2. P.S. You look bloody gorgeous in your avatar pic!

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  2. Oh that sounds like an amazing feast!

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    1. It was so good; I practically had to roll home! xxx

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  3. Ha, ha you are Blooomer hilarious! That eton mess looks amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!x

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    1. Teehee - bravo, Kezzie :) The Eton Mess was berry possibly the best one I've ever had xxx

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  4. It was super lovely to meet you, you certainly are one crazy lady! I am very impressed on the Eton Mess front, I only managed a bowl and a half...too much meat and halloumi haha. x

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    1. It was so lovely meeting you too! Although I have to contest your statement about too much halloumi - there's no such thing :p xxx

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  5. Painful puns - love 'em! It was a good night out:)

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  6. You're a punny little sausage. That looks BRILLIANT too. How did I make 31 without knowing about NBD. That's what the cool kids are calling it.
    It's always quite nice, if a little terrifying to meat (BOOM!) your online buddies in real life. So bravo to you.
    M x

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