National Grilling Month Celebrations

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5 Ways To Make The Most Of National Grilling Month

The days are long, the weather is warm, and with National Grilling Month on the horizon, it’s time to celebrate. Get the whole family together this July and do summer the right way. So grab a spatula, a cold drink, and get cooking. Here are 5 ways you can celebrate National Grilling Month this July.

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Channel your inner chef

Nothing beats a hot dog or burger fresh from the grill. There’s just nothing like it! But if you want to put your barbecue skills to the test, try a mystery basket night. Everyone brings a surprise ingredient, and you have to work together to execute a delicious meal. Now we’re not saying it’s going to be Food Network level amazing, but you’re sure to make some awesome memories.

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Go national

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We all have our regional favorites when it comes to grilling. New England loves their seafood, Texas is famous for their seasoned smoked meats, and who could forget midwestern brats? There’s nothing quite like our hometown eats, but trying out nationwide classics is a great way to add some excitement to your next grilling session. Who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a new favorite.

Throw the ultimate National Grilling Month deck party

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Make this Fourth of July one to remember by hosting the best barbecue of the season. The Fourth of July is the perfect opportunity to bring friends and family together to kick back, relax, and make some new memories. If you need some inspiration, check out this article to see how you can take your Independence Day deck party to the next level.  

Give date night an upgrade

Summer offers lots of new and special opportunities to spend time with your partner. What better way to say “I love you” than with a home cooked meal? If you guys are a team of home sous chefs, collaborating on a meal is a perfect way to bond over your shared interest. If you like to take the reigns in the kitchen, then grilling up something nice is a unique way to express how much you appreciate them. Light a fire, open a bottle of wine, and spend some time connecting with your person over a delicious dinner.

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Get the kids involved

Not only is grilling a great way to connect with your friends and partner, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with the kiddos. Letting them get involved with dinner helps build their confidence, and can even spark new interest in the culinary world. There are tons of kid friendly ways to get them involved no matter their age. For little ones, letting them help choose a recipe is a great jumping point.

As they get older, they’ll be ready to read you instructions and eventually help with the cooking itself. A great recipe to have them take the lead on is grilled pizza. There’s only a little prep since you can get the dough and sauce pre-made, and you don’t have to worry about timing like you would cooking meat. You’ll be right there to jump in if they need help, and with the right guidance and support you’ll be shocked at what they can accomplish. 

Celebrate National Griling Month your way

There’s no better way to get your summer going than by firing up the grill and making something special. National Grilling Month is the perfect excuse to gather your friends and family to bond during warm blue days or underneath starry skies. No matter your skill level, personal favorites, or budget, you can make this summer one to remember with nothing but a spatula and your favorite people. 

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