Picnic tableSummer grilling season is here and I've got a newly cleaned-up backyard, a big birthday to celebrate, and more than 50 people coming over. What I don't have is a big fancy grill or much experience with outdoor entertaining on a large scale.
Here are some recipe ideas and tips that I plan to follow which will help me cope - if you're hosting a party of your own, perhaps they can help you too.
Prep as much in advance as possible. I'll do my peeling and chopping at least the night before. I'll make my marinade and place in a resealable plastic bag big enough to fit the meat I'll be marinating.Related: Summer Entertaining Essentials
Grill vegetables that can be served cold or at room temperature, such as squash, eggplant, plum tomatoes, onions, and fennel. These I'll cook either the night before or that morning. This grilling guide is a big help for making sure they're cooked to perfection.
Panzanella saladMake some hearty salads that don't rely on greens that can wilt (or, use greensRead More »from 5 Do Ahead Tips for Outdoor BBQs