One of my favorite quotes from TV come from “Bones” where the psychiatrist Gordon Gordon tells Booth he wants to partake of that most American of traditions “preparing meat in the garden”. I don’t know about you, but I love to grill. I think there is nothing better then fresh barbequed steak or chicken. Now is the perfect time to be thinking about and purchasing your grill, and well all of your outdoor accessories. Prices are great (usually on sale). There is plenty of time to order online. Your grill has plenty of time to arrive and even be assembled or installed before grilling season starts. Whether you are looking for a high end permanently installed grill or a portable charcoal grill to take camping here is a great guide to help decide which grill to buy.
And while you are thinking about your grill you should also be thinking about those barbeque utensils and tools that make grilling outdoors so much easier. There are of course tongs and a spatula, but what about other utensils? Do you need a fork or a long handled knife to cut with? Does your grill have a working thermometer? There are so many other things you can choose from:
– Grill baskets
– Wood chips to add that nice, rich, smoky flavor
– A light for your grill so you can better see how things are cooking
– Pots and pans for your grill
– And so much more
After choosing all of that don’t forget things like grill covers and a grill brush to keep your grill nice and clean.
Once you are all set with the perfect grill and the utensils to cook all of your favorite foods outside, what about your outdoor furniture. How many people will be eating? Do you replace the patio furniture annually or are you looking for something that will last for a few seasons? What kind of weather does the furniture need to endure? All of these questions and so many more can be answered so that you truly get the outdoor furniture you are looking for.
Take some time now while you can to make a plan for your outdoor dining experience. Make this years outdoor cooking something you will remember for years to come.