Australians generally love to cook steaks and barbecues, hence public barbecues have been a common scene in most communities. For most people in Australia, grilling is a routine mealtime activity, while for the most grillers summer is ruled by big barbecue parties. But grillers do not have to choose between boring recipes and outrageous parties as every simple barbecue can be an exciting family event as well. Here are some simple ways to make your typical evening barbecue a more unique experience for you and your family.
First, barbecues do not have to be rushed. In fact, barbecue grillers will tell you that today’s quick broiling is an insult to the term, which should represent the process of slow cooking on low heat. You can find many slow cooker or electric barbecue recipes online, and the wait is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends. Entertaining backyard activities include planning and implementing several outdoor games and sports.
And who said you can only use meat for your barbecue? Remember, you can do a lot with a variety of food options such as bread and fruits over an open flame. To make this into a fun activity especially if your barbecue party involves some kids, use cookie cutters to prepare the bread and fruit into shapes. You can also create themes such as a cowboy or cookout challenge so everyone can participate. Then give them a variety of options in terms of toppings or dressings for their food. They can add cheese, tomatoes’ and various vegetables and spices on their barbecue. A little variety goes a long way. If you tend to stick with the same old beef burgers and steaks, why not try to add some grilled seafood or salmon steaks for those who would like seafood options? Likewise, try to mix it up with condiments, seasoning or maybe some salsa instead. You can always look for some online recipes where you will discover hundreds of easy electric barbecues and side dishes. These will certainly give your food that extra uniqueness and kick and can minimise leftovers.
You can also try foil-wrapped barbecue set meals. Place different combinations of chicken, fish and vegetables with sauces and spices in foil packets. These recipes are so easy to prepare and cab be done in less than 20 minutes. Your family and friends will love the seat meals and can easily eat them without mess. You can even ask them for combo suggestions and preferences before the barbecue party, or get solicit new ingredients and meal ideas from them.
We always say that never play with our food, but there is always an exception as barbecue games are great fun and tasty at the same time. A popular barbecue game is one wherein each participant receives a certain amount of potatoes, macaroni and cheese or any other side dish. Assorted kitchen utensils are then placed in a box and the players blindly pick a few. On the go, they will begin to eat their dish with the items that they took out and the first to finish his or her food wins the prize.
Lastly, remember to not get lost or too involved with the details and work involved in planning the perfect barbeque party. It is much more important to enjoy the company of your family and friends and the delicious food as they are the most important in every barbecue party.
Planning the Perfect Barbecue Party