With Father’s Day coming up, Calgary families will likely be hanging out on the patio or deck, enjoying one another’s company and the sunshine. Having a yard celebration in the summer is the best way to enjoy the outdoors with family. It’s why most homes have an outside entertainment area. A Desert Sun Patio Cover is an ideal addition to keep dad dry, and free of those powerful sun rays!
Imagine the perfect Father’s Day outside on the deck or in your screen room away from those pesky mosquitos. Since Dad will likely want to be the guy in charge of the grill, even though it’s Father’s Day, we thought we would put together some of our favourite BBQ Recipes that are sure to please any crowd.
When it comes to preparing food for a family gathering, you will need to think of everyone. Dad might love red meat, but you might have someone in the family who is vegan. There’s always a favourite aunt, who needs something gluten-free and someone is almost always on diet. Oh, and most importantly, don’t forget about a kid-friendly recipe for the little ones. Look no further for some meal inspiration!
Here are a few of our favourite BBQ recipes to enjoy on the Patio all season long!
- For the meat eaters – Grilled flatiron steak with toasted spice vinaigrette
- A more advanced BBQ Recipe for the grill master – Grill Master Chicken Wings
- For the vegan in the family, try some Vegetable Kabobs that everyone can enjoy!
- Kid-friendly BBQ option – Grilled Key Lime Chicken
Patio BBQs are traditionally easy to organize and manage but there are a few BBQ tricks that you should be aware of, especially if you want a hassle-free outdoor celebration.
Prepare your BBQ in advance
It’s a simple thing but it’s interesting how many people forget to put the barbecue on in advance. Get it heated up in good time so you don’t have a last-minute panic, and you can check if you have enough propane at the same time.
Marinade your meat early
You may be cooking meat that comes ready marinated but if you are making your own marinade, do it in advance. You can marinate meat a full day in advance or a few hours in advance. Don’t be the one with messy fingers when your guests arrive because you’re busy throwing on the sauce. Marinade your meat, put it in the fridge until you need it, and hey presto, you have a great Father’s Day BBQ.
Have the condiments handy
Kids like to add ketchup to their steak, chicken or anything really. Always make sure the ketchup is full, so you don’t have any grumpy kids hanging around on Father’s Day.
Always make a little extra
You think you are going to eat one steak and then find yourself digging into all the other fixings. Make a little bit of extra so you don’t run out of food midway. And you can always enjoy the leftovers tomorrow.
What could be missing, do you think, from this fabulous Father’s Day BBQ? If you don’t have a patio, screen or sunroom, this might be the perfect gift idea for Father’s Day, especially if he is an avid outdoors man. Contact our outdoor-living experts and find out how we can protect you from the rain, give you some shade and keep away those bugs away from your dinner plate!