So super fun. They take a lot of work, but they are well worth it. The moms come together, making side dishes, and to kvetch while the dads awkwardly BBQ the proteins and turn and turn the patties. It’s a community building event where families connect, children play (and scream and fight) while breaking bread and chicken legs. Summer and BBQs really go hand in hand in my family. You can’t have one without the other… Corn on the cob, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and insert protein- pulled pork, dogs + burgers, or chicken slathered in your favorite saucy sauce. Maybe throw in something green to make yourself feel a little better about life: a salad or some broccoli and tell those kiddies to “eat their trees!” Or not. Small or large events, they always have their place in my heart. Happy flipping- burgers and the bird!
Here’s a website to give you some BBQ ideas: http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g31/best-grilling-recipes/