How to Host a Better BBQ
Keep It Clean
You don’t want people associating you with the expression “Montezuma’s Revenge”.
(Your Name) Revenge is not how you really want to be remembered a few hours after the BBQ.
Clean and pre-heat that BBQ before you start.
The same applies to food safety and preparation.
Keep it clean and keep it cold until you cook it or eat it.
We know you want to show off your BBQ skills with everyone watching.
However, people will arrive at your BBQ ready to eat.
Having some chips and dips is usually a good idea to keep them occupied until you are ready to perform.
Besides, you wouldn’t want them drinking all that beer on a totally empty stomach, would you?
Buy Enough for a Ravenous Horde
In cave dweller times, the hunter was expected to bring home enough meat for the entire clan.
Not everyone is on a diet.
Even those that are on a diet seem to forget at BBQ time.
There is nothing more awkward or embarrassing than running out of food at a BBQ.
The worst that can happen, if you cook too much food, is that you freeze the leftovers and your dog will be eating gourmet fare out of the freezer for the next month.
Cook It… Don’t Cremate It!
Contrary to popular belief, having your steaks and snags looking like bits of charcoal is not appetising.
While nobody wants undercooked meat, don’t get carried away with the cook time.
The end result should look pretty much the same as what you would cook if you were indoors.
And blaming it on one too many beers isn’t going to get you much sympathy.
Buy Enough for a Thirsty Horde
Yes, people do expect liquid refreshments with their BBQ.