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Have a Barbecue

Pictured: Close up of vegetable shish kebobs and burgers on a grill.

Summer is the perfect time to strike up the barbecue and get your grill on! It’s time to get out of your apartment and enjoy the beautiful summer weather here in Hollywood, FL. In this week’s Sunset Palms Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on how you can host your very on barbecue and do it well!

Preparing Meat to Grill

Your food is obviously the star of your barbecue, so be sure you’re doing it right by preparing it just the way you like it. The Food Network has 5 steps to perfectly grilled meat you may want to check up on before you prepare your food so it stays as tender and flavorful as possible. You don’t need to get fancy on the seasoning — even salt and pepper can make it stand out — but you can try out different combinations to find the seasoning that works for you!

Make it a Potluck

If you’re worried about feeding everyone on the budget you’ve set aside for your barbecue, try making your party a potluck. Since it’s your party to plan, be in charge of the main dishes, but feel free to assign your guests to bring some side dishes or drinks. Doing so will lighten your load and help your guests get involved. Communicate these things with your guests so that they know what to bring or what they can bring. 

Ask for Help

If you’re planning on a more diverse menu than burgers, brats, and chips, carrying the load of planning and making all the food can be overwhelming. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Invite your friends and guests to come and help you out before your barbecue event even starts! You can ask them to help you with set up, grill, and clean up! Your friends are your assets, so use them.