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Summer BBQ Tips and Fun Ideas

When the weather gets warm, the last thing you want to do is heat up the house with your stove or oven. In fact, summer is the perfect time to go outside and use a BBQ grill or pizza oven for your outdoor event. If you want to have fun and make it easier on your guests, these time and money-saving tips can help.

Plan Ahead

Most BBQ parties don’t work out well because they weren’t properly planned. In fact, when you throw a BBQ on the spur of the moment, you open the door for a lot of unexpected problems. Try to plan a week ahead of time, so you can buy the foods you want and do some of the food preparation in advance.

Use Your Pizza Oven for Outdoor Cooking

Did you know pizza ovens can cook many foods besides pizzas? In fact, high-quality ovens let you raise the hood and cook directly on the cooking stone. You can prepare steaks, bake bread, and cook many foods with these ovens, and you may not need to fire up the grill because your pizza cooking oven has its own grill.

Ask Your Guests for Help

If your BBQ is a short notice affair, ask the guests to bring a dish. This means less work for you, and you’ll end up with a variety of foods. They don’t have to bring meat dishes or drinks, but they can come with napkins, casseroles, salads, and desserts to help make your BBQ a success.

Avoid Boredom with Yard Games

It’s good to get away from the grill or pizza oven and enjoy some outdoor fun. This is the perfect place for croquet, lawn darts, Frisbees, bad mitten, and games made for outside. In fact, if kids are attending, this can help to keep them out of trouble.