If you’re the sort of person that can’t wait for the good weather so that you can have a barbeque, then you won’t need any encouragement to get the charcoal out, brush off your apron, and start cooking outside.
If you take a bit of convincing, then here’s what you need to know.
Why not make the most of the good weather no matter what time of year it is. There’s nothing wrong with having a BBQ in the winter if it’s not too cold outdoors, you don’t have to wait until summer.
- And day of the week
Weekday or weekend, it doesn’t matter, so why not get out of the kitchen and start cooking in the garden or the back yard instead? You don’t have to wait until Friday night, or Saturday afternoon to enjoy hot dogs.
- Spend time outside
Spending time outside in the fresh air will do you the world of good, especially if you’re normally cooped in an office or shop all day. Why not make the most of the light evenings, or light your chiminea or firepit and make the most of the evening?
- Spend time with family and friends
If you’re always moaning that you don’t get to spend as much time with your friends and family as you’d like to, why not invite them round for a BBQ? Whilst you’re at it, why not see if the neighbours want to come round too?
- Want to eat outside
Perhaps you just want to eat outside for a change. What could be better than waiting for your steak, burgers or sausages to cook on your BBQ, whilst you sit and chat with friends?
- Somebody else can cook
Perhaps you do all the cooking in the kitchen, but somebody else in charge of the barbeque. Why not see if you can persuade them to do the cooking for a change?
- Food you don’t normally eat
Having a BBQ is the perfect opportunity to enjoy food and sauces that you might not normally eat. Perhaps you’ll be able to try some new marinade recipes, or have a great idea for salads.
- Little bit of planning is worth it
Even if you’ve got nothing suitable for a barbeque in the fridge, freezer or cupboard, a quick trip to the shops will mean that you have everything you need. If you’re very organised, you can prepare everything in advance so there’s only the actual cooking that needs to be done when everybody arrives.
- Less washing up and cleaning
When you have a BBQ, you can look forward to less washing up and cleaning, and if you’re quick enough, you can probably get your guests to help you too.
A BBQ should be a fun thing, so if you’ve had a hard time at work, or a stressful day with the children, then why not sit outside for a few hours and see if good food, and good company can make you feel better.
Now you know why you should have a BBQ, isn’t it time you did?