Memorial Day Barbecue Tips
KEEP THE MENU SIMPLE/QUICK MARINADES:
BBQ’s don’t have to be glorious displays of your culinary prowess. The basics are totally acceptable, especially in a time crunch. People will expect hot dogs, hamburgers and lots of chips. The bottom line is that you want to choose a menu that won’t require you to be in the kitchen while everyone’s outback having fun!
A simple option for dessert: fruit kebabs! Just slide strawberries, pineapple and bananas on disposable skewers and you have a light option to satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth.
When you’re planning a BBQ last minute, you’re worrying mostly about the food and beverages while decorations are a secondary concern. So, if you want to kill 2 birds with one stone- you can make your food and drinks look beautiful with hardly any effort!
- Besides the fruit kebabs, you can add an elegant decoration to your dessert table… simply adorn a store-bought cake with big flowers, sprinkles and fresh, patriotic colored fruit. It will have everyone ooing and aahing! Luckily blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are in season right now!
- Beautify a water pitcher: if you’re throwing a party, obviously you have to supply plenty of water anyways, why not place some mint leaves, strawberries and other fruits to create a visually appealing and extra- refreshing beverage! You’ll want to keep your guests’ hydrated so you can leave these pretty pitchers all over the house and patio.
- Stop by a dollar store and add a glow stick to the bottom of a clear serving bowl. Pour ice on it and now you have a unique-looking way to chill alcohol…take a look at how cool it looks in the dark! No one will have a hard time finding where the drinks are once the sun goes down!
- It’s important to remember to relax so you can actually sit back and enjoy the moment. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail but remember to drink plenty of water; it will keep your energy up, help you digest some of the heavier BBQ foods.
- Another thing to take into account is how your stomach reacts to food. There’s nothing worse then having to step out of the room because your heartburn is so uncomfortable.
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