If you did not know, May is the National Barbecue Month. With the weather getting nicer and warmer, throwing a barbecue is the way to entertain. For that, Moms Buzz wants to share with you the grilling etiquette, the dos and don’ts. Please share this with your husband if he’s usually the person manning the grill at home. Take notes…
When invited to a Barbecue:
- DO feek OK bringing your own sauce. 49% of grillers say it is acceptable.
- DO expect themeat to be provided by the host, but pull your weight by brining your own sides and beverages. Go the extra mile and bring enough to share with others.
- DON’T touch the grill! 61% of people say that only the host/hostess shold “man” the grill. As a guest you can look, but don’t touch.
As the host of a barbecue:
- DO have all grilled food ready at relatively the same time.
- DO offer grilled vegetarian options.
- DON’T feel obligated to invite your neighbors.
In general, when grilling with others:
- DO start eating your food if your meat is finished before everyone else’s.
- DO stake your claim at a community grill by laying out your grilling utensils or meat.
- DO be considerate of others. It is only appropriate to flip your own meat and the meat of others when manning a grill.
You can read more about grilling at The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
Enjoy grilling during May, the month of the barbecues!
– The Moms Buzz