Memorial Day 🇺🇸is the official beginning of the summer season! I am hopeful that we will be in a position to actually have a BBQ or two this summer!
In this month's BLOG I am going to offer a list of items you may want to have on hand, and share some recipes for the upcoming BBQ season. I hope this info will help you prepare for any impromptu gathering!
Let's begin with being a little saucy!
Kansas City Style, Memphis BBQ, Texas BBQ, North Carolina BBQ
Ketchup, Mayonaise & Mustard
Tahini for Meditterranean BBQ
Chimichurri for Latin BBQ
Lettuce, onion, tomato & pickles
Buns: Hamburger, Hot Dog, Pita & Tortillas
I love to find new sauce recipes to make from scratch, check out this recipe.
Homemade Carolina Mustard BBQ sauce Recipe here:
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What is your favorite summertime beverage?
Plenty of Ice & Cooler (or coolers)
Vodka & Mixers
Bottled water, Juice & sodas
I love to have coffee on hand for dessert time
Summer Moscato Sangria recipe here
A great summer beverage!
Galvanized buckets are a great way
to store beverages for a crowd!
"Nice to meat you BBQ"
If you don't have a Costco Membership or Sam's Club, I recommend getting one for for your summer stock up.
Ground lamb for gyros Pork tenderloin
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Kebab Recipe here
BBQ Apron available @
Zazzle randik_collection here
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Check out Randi K. Nautical Way placemats, table runners, napkins and pillows!
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Table Runners here
"Eat your veggies"
Corn on the Cobb
*(wrap asparagus in prosciutto & grill)
Bell peppers (sweet red on the grill ...yum)
Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cobb Recipe here
"BBQ because you can't live a full life
on an empty stomach"
Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe here
"Stressed is desserts spelled backwards"
Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe here photo- passionforsavings
(an easy favorite of mine!)
"Grillmaster at work"
Plastic wrap Toothpicks
BBQ gloves Canopy
Heavy Stainless Bottle Opener Music speakers
BBQ grilling tools; tongs, spatula ,fork Strings & ropes
Meat thermometer Sunscreen
Oil Citronella Candles
Serving spoons , tongs and forks *Tiki torches
Cutting board *(not essential, but fun)
Paper towels Salt & pepper
Napkins First Aid
photo- countryliving Forks, knives, plates, cups Hand Wipes
Garbage & recycle receptacles
The Dollar Store is your friend!
It is a great resource for summer
BBQ tools and paper products! These cute plates, runner and napkins are ALL from the Dollar Store!
Melamine plastic plates are reusable, lightweight and can be put in dishwasher. Choose a set that goes with your style and bring them out every summer. Less garbage & a greener approach.
Use a set of utensils you can wash in dishwasher & reuse, eliminates plastic garbage, or...
Use Bamboo Utensils that are bio degradable
like these here
A canopy is a great option for those unexpected summer showers, and provides needed shade on scorching summer days!
Use a charcoal chimney, instead of lighter fluid. Food tastes better too!
Having utensils organized is handy with a crowd.
Be creative! Load up mason jars, coffee cups, little tin buckets, small flower pots, cans or baskets with forks & knives. I found these wire baskets with a divider at a craft store, I loaded utensils on one side, and napkins on the other.
Ready to purchase utensil caddy's can also be found everywhere this time of year in all decor styles.
BBQ Checklist Download here photo- randik.
My husband received this cookbook quite awhile ago, and we have referred to it over and over again.
Full of grilling tips, tutorials on different cuts of meat, how to properly cut your meat and of course recipes!
Shop BBQ Bible here
I hope you are inspired to gear up for BBQ season! There were many times we were not prepared, and wished we had some sort of "arsenal" of BBQ supplies!
I am excited to gather with the people I cherish again, and get grillin' !
Happy grilling! Happy summer! 🥩🍔🥓🌮🌞❤️