It is tradition now in our house to have a BBQ every year on the second weekend in April. Why?
In our family there are three Birthdays within 8 days. Nobody can handle that much Birthday cake and parties. That is why we decided to have one big one for the three Birthday kids. Instead of presents everyone that comes, brings a dish and some chairs to sit on.
Hubby loves to BBQ so there was not a question about should we or should we not. He BBQ’s rain or shine, freezing cold or humid hot. I have a vivid memory of my husband standing on our porch in Germany in short pants, his utensils in his hands lifting the lid of the grill while the snowflakes where coming down and his feet stuck in his flimsy house shoes that where covered with snow. As well as in the Southern Californian heat around 115 F+ hanging out in the backyard with a friend reminiscing about old times.
At one time while in Germany he gifted a Grill to our best friend. But we couldn’t bring it to the party so he had me make a grill that could be handed over as a certificate.
Mini gummy hamburger and hot dogs included.
The second weekend is coming up quick, our freezer and fridge is filled to the top with ribs, different kinds of ground meats, steaks and all kinds of other stuff that is going to hit the grill. Yesterday he started to pull things out to start defrosting. My kitchen looks like a meat market. By tomorrow you will get a whiff of meat basting in sauce every time you open the fridge. Our neighbors will get this experience as well, because our fridge is not big enough to hold all those goodies, so we “share” with them, or rather, they empty their fridge so our meat fits in there.
In the mean time, I will organize everything else. Volleyball and badminton for the kids, boccie tournament for the grownups, prizes and all the other necessities. The week before the party is a mad one. Pick up family from the air port, get rooms ready and double check what every one else is bringing. If I missed something, that still needs to be picked up.
Saturday morning is usually early and pretty busy, filled with anticipation. Then by 3 o’clock people start arriving, some show up earlier. There is no real set time when this thing starts or ends. It is a loose and fun get together. We always enjoy this day in April, there is usually a lot of stories and a lot of laughter.
So let the count down begin for your yearly fun filled BBQ!
All those pretty BBQ things, makes me want to fast forward. If you like one of the items, just click on the picture and it will take you to the shop in Zibbet.
And now let’s see what you can find for BBQ on Etsy:
Now pull your grills out, sharpen your knives , season some meat and enjoy your weekend!!!