This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers... but it's also bug season. Don't let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.
Sure, anybody can have a few friends over and throw some burgers on the grill. But today we're here to show you how to take your backyard BBQ to the next level. And don't worry, our tips won't break the bank!
It's BBQ season, y'all! Gather your friends and family and make the most of the warm summer nights. With these outdoor entertaining essentials from Fab
Summer is coming, which means lots of time outdoors, picnics, BBQs, and festivities! All these events? They mean cold beverages better be at-the-ready. Check out this clever upcycled drink carrier!
How cute is this teeny tiny Altoid Tin BBQ grill? The maker was inspired by the eBQ, but instead of using the standard rectangular tin, vmspionage used a Altoid Sours container.
If you're like me, you associate the slow-cooker with brisk weather. Why is that? Because, really, balmy weather is the perfect time to embrace your Crock-Pot. Why is that? It doesn't heat up the kitchen! They're also great for BBQ's, sans the Webber Kettle. Just take a look at these tasty recipe titles rounded up by Robin Shreeves of Mother Nature Network.
I'm a little late to the party on this one, as it would have been perfect for summer grilling on the deck/patio/balcony....but...better late than never. Besides being a perfect carry-all for BBQs, it could also come in handy around the house. To make one, you'll need the following:
Just in time for summertime fun is Pottery Barn’s new Portable BBQ Grill. Perfect for the beach, the lightweight, stainless steel grill has a convenient carrying handle that hides away when it’s weenie time. Available through their catalog or website, the grill will set you back $39.
Continuing with the BBQ theme, let’s discuss the popular trend of shoving a can of beer up the rear of a chicken before placing said meal on the Weber. Apparently, the chicken comes out moist and dead drunk. (Get it? Dead drunk. Heh.) Anyhoo, now to humiliate the poultry even more, you can stick one of these ceramic heads on the chicken before it’s cooked. You can find them on Amazon for 15 bucks a head. (Get it? A head. Heh.) Via Greenhead.
Hey, check out the little man with the big weenie! The stainless steel stick figure ($15) could be just the thing for your next barbeque or tailgate party as he’ll keep your hotdogs and sausages far enough away from the coals to prevent burnt kabobs. And this guy isn’t a one trick pony either; his other appendages are useful too, as you can use his arms to roast peppers or mushrooms. Via Greenhead.
Disclaimer: Though I do identify as a male, I am by no means a suburban beef-worshipper with a tacky apron that won’t let anyone else’s spatula touch my holy grates. But as with sautéing, roasting, broiling, braising, and the like, grilling is an essential and obtainable mode of cooking for the home chef. It is, in fact, probably humankind’s oldest, and most misunderstood, method of heat application.
So, whether you’ve got a fancy stainless...