Fun BBQ ideas
In May I had the amazing opportunity, through my partnership with Bush’s Beans, to head out to Charlotte, NC for some fun with NASCAR. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I even got to ride in one of the race cars at the track! That was a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Since summer is here and it is time to BBQ, I thought I’d share some of my favorite BBQ tips and recipe with you today. One of our favorite things to do with friends and family in the summer is have a BBQ get together. Holidays are great, like Father’s Day this Sunday! (But do you really need a reason?)
This year to celebrate Father’s Day with my boyfriend and his family, we will be heading up to Boyd Lake here in Colorado for a BBQ picnic and some boating. Recently, I even learned to waterski. I plan on doing some of that this weekend, and I’ll definitely be ready for a delicious BBQ picnic after some fun on the water!
Here are some of my Summertime BBQ picks:
There is no doubt about it – summer is HOT and something cold and refreshing to drink is essential for your Summer BBQ Party.
Drink Tip: One of the things I recommend is serving a variety of drinks in large jars, like these Half Gallon Sized Mason Jars. Just poke 2 holes in the top of the lid, one small for air and one larger for pouring. Screwdrivers work well to punch through the metal lids to make nice, round holes.
I love BBQ meath! Both the flavor, and the ease of cooking a lot for a crowd without making a big mess in the kitchen make things like Ribs, Burgers, and Flank or Skirt Steaks ideal for summer BBQs.
Meat Tip: Prep your meat ahead of time for maximum flavor and to simplify the day of your BBQ. Marinated meats can be put together in a zip top gallon-sized plastic bag 1 to 2 days in advance. This allows plenty of time for the marinade to soak into the meat, as well as tenderize the meat on tougher cuts.
If you’re using a dry rub, you can rub the meat the day before and place it in a disposable foil pan in the fridge until you’re ready to grill.