How to Throw a Killer Memorial Day Cookout
It’s finally here! Memorial Day! The unofficial kickoff of summer. The time to fire up the grill, invite over a bunch of friends, pop open some beers, and hang out (while pausing to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom).
Memorial Day Weekend homegating (the Hungry Fan fam will be watching the Eastern Conference Finals for sure) calls for fun and tasty offerings. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
1. Serve fresh fruit on a watermelon grill
A watermelon that resembles a barbecue!
A Memorial Day cookout isn’t complete without sweet summer fruit. And what a way to serve it!
This grill was made with fruit skewers stacked with: canteloupe, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, and raspberries. (And don’t forget the blackberries! They make the “charcoal” in the bottom!) And you can find wooden skewers at most grocery stores or online.
Here’s how to construct it:
3. Entertaining? Serve beer like this!
The Beer Wheelbarrow
It’s a DIY-kind-of-trick and we love it. Grab that wheelbarrow gathering rust in the garage, fill it with ice and plenty of beer and you’ve got yourself a cool take on the beer bucket! Plus, you didn’t have to go out and buy a new bucket. It’s as the old saying goes, “Waste not. Want not.”
4. If it’s forecasted to be toasty out there this weekend, Serve wine ice!
5. Be sure to properly prep your grill.
Onion Grill Hack
This grilling hack is super useful and even more simple.
What to Do: Cut an onion in half and rub the onion all over your heated grill, cut side down.
This will make the grill non-stick! Then you’ll be all set to grill and feed your own hungry fans!
7. Get only the best barbecue meat…for FREE!
6. If you’re going to be outside this weekend, remember your sunscreen!
7. Don’t forget dessert!
That’s a serious party foul. Salty, yummy grilled goodness with nothing sweet to top it off? Psssh. No.
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and fun holiday weekend!