You just found out your family is in town for the weekend, and you're dying to throw a backyard barbecue that will knock their socks off.
Everyone knows that a killer bbq is nothing without great food to grill. So, let's take a look at some of the best ideas for your family when they are in town.
BBQ Main Course Ideas to Please Your Entire Family
There are tons of great foods to grill, and searching online will bring you countless results.
So, we made it a little easier for you by compiling a few bbq staples to serve to your family when they come to visit.
1. Barbecued Ribs
You can't go wrong, right?
If you are looking for a great food to grill, you don't have to look much further than a couple racks of ribs.
The best part about serving ribs at your backyard bbq is that you can offer a fun selection of barbecue sauces to your guests.
Provide a little something for everyone so you can satisfy the honey bbq lovers and the spicy sauce fans.
2. Beer Can Chicken
If you haven't tried this done-up bird yet, well now is the perfect time to give it a go. It's a fairly new grill favorite, and effortless to make.
For the beer lovers in your family, this bird comes out juicy with just the right hint of their favorite brew. Here's our favorite recipe, and we suggest you try it, but we’ll leave the beer selection up to you!
3. Veggie Kabobs
When family is in town, you know there are lots of palates to try to satisfy, and honestly, if you want to pack your backyard bbq full of options, you almost have to add in some vegetarian-conscious foods.
Grab some kabobs, add some tofu, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and any other seasonal veggies and you've got a sure-fire winner for the vegetarians in your family.
As a bonus, they may want to dip their skewers right into those smooth sauces your rib fans are enjoying!
Sides to Satisfy Your Entire Family
Ok, so now you've got some ideas for great food to grill, but you can't have a proper bbq without some fantastic side dishes and snacks.
1. Baked Beans
You're working hard on the grilling and sides, but this side doesn't have to be difficult. You can easily pick up some baked beans from your local deli and add your own flair to wow your family when they are in town.
Add extra bacon, hamburger, brown sugar, and ketchup to boring old baked beans for a hearty side that acts just like the main dish. Try this quick and easy recipe!
You've got plenty of protein and starches figured out, but don't forget the forage! Coleslaw is a bbq staple. It goes with almost everything, and it's never been easier to make.
Pick up a few bags of pre-cut cabbage, a delicious coleslaw sauce, and toss it all together for a quick and easy side dish everyone loves.
P.S. We won't tell anyone you didn't make it from scratch!
3. Roasted Corn
Is there a better smell than corn roasting on the grill? If you've got the grill space, throw a few cobs (in the husk) on your grill and listen for the oooh's and ahhh's from family members as the smell wafts through your backyard.
Plus, corn is a great food to grill because it's also a finger food!
Kids love getting their hands on a buttery cob of corn and eating it typewriter-style. Let's just hope none of your family's kiddos have any loose teeth!
Desserts Delivered to Your Backyard BBQ
No barbecue is complete without dessert!
And with your family in town, you'll want to end the day with a bang.
But, you've already worked hard, and you deserve to enjoy the rest of the day while your family is in town.
So, leave the desserts to us!
And just like the coleslaw, no one needs to know you didn't make these amazingly mouthwatering treats:
A never-failing crowd-pleaser, our Cheesecake Collection offers cheesecakes on-the-spot! We deliver all over the DC area, and as long as you call us before 11 a.m. we delivery same-day right to your backyard barbecue!
Cheesecakes are decadent and creamy, not-to-mention they soothe the tummy after a colossal feast! We are confident your family will be amazed by your, ahem, our cheesecake.
2. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Want to have a Hawaiian themed treat for your bbq?
Our absurdly moist Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is just the ticket. Juicy, carmelized, pineapple is the pinnacle of a tropical desert, and this one will take your family to paradise before they leave town.
3. Edible Bouquet
This is the best part of your barbecue because it's going to be the grande finale!
Just when your family has eaten your great grilled food, mouthwatering sides, cheesecakes, and the exotic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and they are lounging in the backyard, digesting--you walk out of the house with our Party Pleaser edible bouquet.
This eye-catching arrangement comes in a picnic-worthy red tin and is packed full of fresh strawberries, melons, dipped pineapples, and other sweet treats for your family to snack on the rest of the night.
When your family is in town, you need three things; great food to grill, classic sides, and delectable desserts that no one can resist. We’ve already given you our top choices, a few recipes, now call us to take dessert off your plate and deliver the grande finale!