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How to Choose an Affordable Menu for a Backyard BBQ

Most people spend a lot of time outside during the summer months. They are spending time at the beach or going to theme parks. The 4th of July is one of those holidays that people like to spend time outside. It is common to invite your family over to celebrate. Read on to find out how to choose an affordable menu for a backyard barbecue.

Serve Hamburgers

If you are feeding a crowd, then food preparation can be strenuous. Serving Angus beef patties can cut down on your labor. This protein comes from a Scottish breed of cattle known as the Aberdeen Angus. The cattle are very muscular andpredominantly grass fed. However, Aberdeen Angus is given corn and wheat at later stages of growth.

Angus meat also has a lot of marbling and is a high quality protein. Marbling keeps the meat moist when cooking. Beef patties are ready made, which allows for just putting them on the grill.

Serve Carbonated Drinks

Carbonated drinks like Orangina are bubbly, fun, and affordable. You don’t need a lot of preparation for this. Just prepare some ice cubes and glasses and you’re good to go!

Serve Baked Beans

Baked beans are a very affordable dish to serve at a cookout. You can use can beans or dry navy beans. It is a dish you can make very basic or with a lot of ingredients. Baked beans are also easy dish to prepare for a crowd. You can just put the ingredients in a large casserole dish and bake it.

Serve a Salad

A salad is a good dish for serving a crowd. It is very versatile side dish. You can make a tossed salad, potato salad, pasta salad or a taco salad. Most stores offer salad mix in the store. You can buy a couple of bags of salad mix and just add extra vegetables.

Make Ice Cream Sundaes

The gallon tubs of ice cream are available in many grocery store. Ice cream is an easy desert to serve for a party. You can put the ice cream in a bowl and allow your guest to add toppings.

You do not want to be the host that is in the kitchen for the entire party. It helps to plan out your menu and to prepare your dishes in advance.

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