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I decided I was going to try container planting this year. I really wanted fresh tomatoes but have NEVER had a garden of my own. I also wanted to be able move them when the crop dusters fly over. They tend to start spraying right on my yard. After having two major surgeries in the past 4 months, I'm a bit behind in getting my plants planted in their containers. So, I gathered up a few of my friends for a “catch up day”. I told them we would get caught up and I would feed them.
I didn't have but a few to get planted so we quickly made short work of that and they helped me get my yard cleaned up a bit. I have a family get together planned at the end of this month so I really appreciated the help with the yard.
I live in the country on a gravel road, perfect for a quick stroll before starting the grill. We enjoyed a long walk and catching up on our lives. Walking has been my go to exercise since having the surgeries. It's a great way to get healthy.
I chose to recreate Sweet Swaps Sweet and Smoky Barbecue Sauce to go with my Grilled Tropical Chicken Burgers.
Ingredients for the Barbecue Sauce:
3 cups reduced-sugar ketchup
¼ cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon paprika
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
¾ teaspoon onion powder
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
Get the Barbecue Sauce Recipe at Sweet Swaps.
My friends LOVED the Barbecue sauce on the Grilled Tropical Chicken burgers. It was light, fresh, and downright summery. Needless to say there were no left overs. That's how you know you've done good!
We were a bit wary of the swap but the sauce turned out great. It was thick and rich with no weird aftertaste. It will be perfect on ribs, hamburgers, and any other meat you decide to grill this summer. I must throw in that it received approval from Mini the next day. She used it to dip her chicken nuggets in.
Did you know that swapping just one cup of sugar with one cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated can save more than 600 calories? Make sure you check out all the great swaps over at Sweet Swaps.