The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and that can only mean one thing: BBQ season is upon us! Like most people, you probably start gearing up for barbeque season a few months in advance. But if you're not quite sure what you need to do to get ready, don't worry - we've got you covered. This blog post will discuss everything you need to know about getting your grill ready for summer. We'll talk about how to clean it, how to prepare the food, and even how to make sure your guests have a good time! So fire up the grill, and let's get started!
Cleaning Your Grill
The first step in getting your grill ready for summer is to make sure it's clean. This means scrubbing the grates with soap and water and giving the inside of the grill a good cleaning. You should also take this opportunity to inspect the grates for any damage or wear and tear. If you notice any problems, now is the time to replace them! Once your grill is clean and ready to go, it's time to start thinking about what you will cook on it!
Choosing Your Recipes
When it comes to BBQ, there are endless possibilities. Will you be grilling chicken, steak, or burgers? What about hot dogs or vegetarian options? The sky is the limit! Once you've decided on what you'd like to cook, it's time to start thinking about your side dishes. Will you be serving potato salad, coleslaw, or beans? What about corn on the cob or watermelon? Again, the possibilities are endless. Just make sure you have enough food to feed all of your guests! And don't forget the dessert! Grilled pineapple or watermelon makes a great summer treat. Or you could always opt for something chocolatey, like s'mores.
Preparing the Backyard
If you're planning on hosting a BBQ at your house, now is the time to start preparing your backyard. First, take a look around and see if there's anything that needs to be fixed or replaced. Maybe the deck needs to be sanded down, or the lawn needs to be mowed. Whatever it is, now is the time to take care of it! Next, start thinking about decorations. Paper lanterns are always a nice touch, and some greenery like potted plants or hanging flowers. And don't forget the citronella candles! They'll help keep the bugs away so everyone can enjoy the party. Finally, make sure you have enough seating for all of your guests. If you need to, you can always borrow some chairs or tables from your neighbors. Just make sure you have enough for everyone to be comfortable.
Entertainment and Snacks
In addition to the food, you'll also need to think about entertainment and snacks. For entertainment, you could set up a cornhole tournament or have some music playing in the background. And for snacks, chips and dip are always a hit! If you're planning on making your own dip, now is the time to start experimenting with recipes like a stunning chipotle crema. There are endless possibilities, so take your time and find one that you love. The same goes for chips - there are so many different kinds out there, so try a few different varieties until you find your favorite.
And that's it! You're now ready for BBQ season! Just follow these simple tips, and you'll be sure to have a great time. So fire up the grill and invite your friends over - it's time to party!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.