Can you ever get enough backyard barbecues over the summer? We didn’t think so. Grilling outside is such a fun way to cook and entertain during the hot weather months. Easy cleanup, plus no need to heat up the oven.
Casual is the key to outside entertaining, so we’re all about buffet style. Here are a few pointers to create a great flow for your guests as they’re filling their plates.
Then set out your salads and side dishes, like a garden salad, fruit salad and chips or potato salad. Our Bistro Bowls in various sizes are great for serving a crowd!
Next comes the bread for burgers and hot dogs and any condiments and veggies you choose to serve. We like to make a special All-American Burger Sauce that is sure to “wow!” Our recipe is shared down below.
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 3 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- 3 teaspoons dill pickle relish
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Mix all ingredients. Chill until ready to serve. Top hamburgers, turkey burgers or any other meat with this delicious sauce.
Don’t forget utensils and napkins. We wrapped our Fiesta Flatware in a napkin and tied it with a few strands of raffia. That way, guests won’t need to juggle their plates in addition to loose utensils and napkins. Everything’s in a neat little, easy-to-carry package. To keep it super casual, we used colorful bandanas as napkins for this buffet setting.
Last but definitely not least is an icey cold beverage. Our 2+ gallon Beverage Server is the perfect addition to any backyard soiree. It’s great for serving lemonade, fruit infused water or iced tea.