With Father day approaching, it's time for many to break out the grill and treat dad to some good old American BBQ. Ever since Americans in the South began publicly roasting pigs at parties and got together, Barbecues have been a common item in the lives of North Americans. For most of the population, using a grill is an essential part of cooking, and for the hard-core barbecues, once the summer comes in, it's barbecued all the way, but how to make it special for Dad on his day.
Fathers Day Grilling Ideas
Every barbecue is always a good fun family event. Here are 5 ways to make your Fathers Day BBQ more unique experience for Dad:
1) Who said you have to only barbecue meat? There is quite a lot that you can do with bread or fruit and veg over a naked grill. One way to make barbecues and grilling more fun for the whole family is to use pastry cutters for whatever you are grilling. It is up to you or your kids what design and type of food you use. See... BBQ 101: Grilled Watermelon Dessert
2) Try some of those foil-packed recipes which cook in less than 20 minutes which are very handy and clean, and kids will also love the surprise element. Combos can be great fun as you can mix it up any way you want, and it makes a great game for the kids mixing different items of bread, fruit, and veg.
3) They say variety is the spice of life, so if you only ever cook the same old sausages and steaks, why not try something different like a nice bit of cod or a juicy bit of venison. Similarly, try to mix it up with condiments and seasoning.
4) Barbecues should not be rushed; they are supposed to be fun; many of the die-hard barbecue fans out there will state that broiling is an insult to the barbecuing criteria. Barbecues should represent a process of slow cooking on low to high heat, and while you wait for the food to grill, it's a great opportunity to have a good laugh with whoever is in your party, be it friends and family. See... BBQ Ribs Slow and Low Barbecue Tips
5) When we were all small children, moms told us never to play with our food; well, there is an exception to every rule, isn't there? Barbecue games are a great way to have really good fun while cooking. In the game Glutton, every player gets either mashed potatoes, turnip, or mac cheese; then, they must pick at random a utensil from the kitchen and eat it, and the first person to eat all of their dish wins.
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