The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the leaves are back on the branches. Summer weather is on the horizon and with it comes barbecue season! Plan the ultimate grilling experience to kick off National Barbecue Month with these tips.
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Expand your menu past the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs. Get creative with turkey, fruits, vegetables and desserts; anything can be put on the grill with a little practice. We have filled this edition of Inspired with recipes that will add new ideas to your outdoor barbecue.
Plan a Potluck
Don’t do all the work alone. Ask your friends and family members who will be attending to prepare a dish to pass or to bring accessories needed to create a memorable day.
Planning ahead is the first step for any successful get together. Anything you can do the night before, from chopping vegetables to preparing side dishes, allows the host more time to mingle and enjoy the party.
Keep your guests engaged with the party once the food is finished. Set out cards and yard games for people to enjoy.