May is National Barbecue Month and we've compiled a short, albeit important list of the ways you can celebrate. Yes, celebrations often include cold beverages, and we are definitely not ruling out the possibility of consuming them. This can be done while completing our list. After all with our busy lives, we've turned multi-tasking into an art form. Send us a picture of you completing any of the options below and we will send you a $25 gift card or web store credit.*
5 Ways To Celebrate National Barbecue Month
Show Your Grill Some Love
Your barbecue treats you well all year long, and every once in a while it deserves to be detailed to show your appreciation. A good tune up will keep your barbecue running optimally, just like your car.
For those people who's barbecue is your baby, this is your time to shine (get it) and show it just how much you care. Take the time to clean each and every part well. Find out which parts may need a replacement. Replacing damaged parts in your barbecue can add years to it's life and prevent further damage to surrounding parts. If you're a barbecue cleaning virgin check out our cleaning tips.
Our friends at Grillsmith Barbecue Cleaning are always willing to help if you're in the GTA and would rather have someone do it for you.
Make Something You've Never Tried Before
To truly understand how versatile your barbecue can be, it's always a good idea to keep trying something new. Just like in a marriage or relationship, keeping things fresh and interesting is the key to longevity. Racking your brain for recipe ideas? We've got over 100 recipes and we add a new one at least once a month. Maybe it's as simple as picking up a new accessory and seeing what recipes it lends itself to.
Host a Barbecue
Hosting a barbecue is your chance to show off your barbecue prowess to your friends and family and establish yourself as the 'Barbecue King (or Queen) of the Neighbourhood'. There are a couple different options for hosting a barbecue. The first is the one where the scenario above can actually happen. Make the main dish yourself and ask everyone else to bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert. The other option is to have a BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat) barbecue. Guests are responsible for bringing and grilling their own meat, while you provide the fixings like salad and dessert.
Bake A Cake (on the barbecue!)
Yes, you read that right. Nobody wants to be stuck in the house baking a cake, heating the house while the air conditioner is blaring trying to keep the house cool. Solution - take it outside! Any cake you can bake inside, you can bake outside. Barbecues have come a long way over time. Most, if not all, are capable of convectional cooking. This means they work just like your oven, assuming you have an oven that works well. Nothing tastes like celebration than cake. Barbecues are incredibly versatile gifts to mankind, so start making use of it!
Enter our Canada's Best Burger Photo Contest
Pretty self explanatory. Enter our contest. Do it. You know you want to. You can win a Broil King Imperial XL worth $2600! What are you waiting for?