Summertime is backyard barbecue time. The sunshine and the great outdoors, call us to the backyard and quickly have us filling the propane tanks, or stocking up on those special mesquite coals we love to use.
When did this pastime first take hold? Ask the cavemen. They started the whole thing. “Hey look fire,” “OK let’s cook something”. Done deal and we still do it today.
Rules for the backyard barbecue will differ with your location. If your on the northeast seacoast of the United States, then you may be having a clambake, or lobsters. if your in Texas, then your broiling those steaks. Just depends on where your kicking it.
More important then what your cooking, will always be the people your entertaining. Be it just you and a friend, or a family of ninety, planning something that you know everybody likes is what we’re after cook up a good set of choices, if your serving steak maybe have some nice chicken breasts as well for those who may not like beef.
Always have a favorite salad or two for openers and then maybe some nice bread baskets. This gives everybody something to gnaw on while they smell the grills aromatic offerings to come.
Beverages are a major concern if hot weather is expected. Make sure there’s enough to drink for all the people your inviting. Plenty of ice and a cooler large enough to hold both.
Barbecue Rain Or Shine
One thing that a lot of people do is allow good barbecuing time to pass them by when rain comes on the weekend or during their vacation days. This can be overcome with a very inexpensive structure Tent like canopy’s are available with open walls. This can be high enough to grill beneath one and they come in just about every size you could imagine.
Of course the hardcore backyard grilling enthusiast may choose to build a grill into the yard either with brick or stone, truly returning to the actions of our ancestors. Fire arrived and the backyard barbecue was born. Today it’s the most popular pastime during summer months in America. Just goes to show times never really change all that much.
Always remember to put out plenty of trash containers. Collect the trash as it’s created, this way there’s no huge cleanup, after the party. Guests will clean up as they go. making the aftermath nothing but a happy memory.
Get the days in when they come because we all know the summer is way to short. Each weekend matters and rain or shine, get grilling out in the yard and bring over all your friends and enjoy a day of sunshine and good food. That’s what everybody else is doing, survey said.