Birthday Barbecue Party

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Activity & Leisure | Comments Off on Birthday Barbecue Party

Birthday Barbecue Party

I just love barbecue. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love barbecue, as a matter of fact. I think that’s why the food makes such a good meal choice for getting a lot of people together in an outdoor environment. There’s just something about the smell of coal or chips burning, not to mention the meat cooking that really seems to draw in crowds and keep them centered on the grill. That’s how it’s been at just about every barbecue I’ve gone to before and that’s how it was at my most recent barbecue as well, which I hosted for a couple dozen people.

Besides barbecue, I’m a big fan of smoked meats too. It’s kind of convenient that charcoal can be used to prepare food in either of these two ways, find out more about barbecue smokers. I’m never without a good stockpile of briquettes. I sure used a bunch at this last deal, but then it takes a lot more coal to smoke meat than it does to grill the same amount of flesh. Anyhow , along with all the coal I needed to pick up for the party, there was the meat to get as well. It can cost a lot to feed a bunch of hungry barbecue goers, and there are those who will eat some things, but not other things.

That causes a need for a variety of different meats to be purchased. So, I picked up chicken, ground beef, boneless pork chops and a few other non-meat items to get that mixture going properly. Big slices of onion may do well on a grill, and there are a few other vegetables that really seem to work, like whole mushrooms and carrots. With all the food I was going to cook and the gas to cook it with, the only thing I still needed was a smoker. Yeah, I decided not to buy a bunch of coal right at the last minute. That’s because I forgot about the smoker I’ve been using for ages.

Thankfully, I was able to use my own favorite gas smoker for the win. It uses propane instead of charcoal, so there is a bit of a difference in flavor. It burns a lot cleaner though, and the smoking process is normally notorious for creating a lot of waste. It’s kind of a conversation starter too – a lot of people don’t know it’s possible to smoke meat without actual smoke.

Without going into too much detail about the events of the day, I can still say the barbecue went over well with everybody. A bunch of full and happy people left my home when the gathering was over, all a bit heavier for the food they ate. Now I’m just waiting to get an invite of my own to another barbecue. It’s right about the time of year where lots of people should be doing it, so I’m sure it won’t be too long. Hopefully I don’t have to deal with competing invites though.

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