Step 1: A Little Planning
A summer cookout should be a simple affair, but a successful cookout will require a little bit of planning. Most importantly, plan the time and location, and invite your favorite people. Since a summer cookout naturally takes place outdoors, there’s no limited indoor space to limit the number of people you can invite. Invite friends, family, and neighbors. Invite your children’s friends and those people who just moved in down the street. A summer cookout is the perfect chance to bond with old friends and make some news ones too. The more the merrier!
Step 2: Cookout Food to Please EveryoneWe all know the cookout staples. Without some hamburgers, steaks, hotdogs, or kebabs on the grill, there simply is no cookout. However, don’t make the rookie mistake of thinking that meat on the grill is all you need. Always offer some veggie options. Not only is this considerate of any non-meat loving friends, but grilled vegetables are delicious! Next consider the side dishes. Tippin’s delicious corn bread is always a good side dish with grilled food. Our zucchini bread is a more summery and creative option for anyone who wants to branch out a little bit from the average cookout fare. No summer cookout is complete without some chips and dip. Everyone loves potato chips, especially when paired with a tasty dip. Chips and salsa will add a little spice to your cookout. Tippin’s salsa and other dips are sure to please even the pickiest eaters and keep everyone happy while waiting for the food to cook on the grill.
Step 3: We All Scream for Ice Cream (and Pie)!Don’t heat up your house trying to bake a dessert in the 100° weather! Ice cream is the perfect dessert for a summer cookout. It’s simple, tasty, and will keep everyone cool. Of course, ice cream all by itself isn’t a very exciting dessert. Tippin’s wide selection of seasonal fruit pies are a summer cookout essential. You can find anything from Apple or Cherry, to Peach or Strawberry Rhubarb. Not to mention our lemon pies, which are like a refreshing glass of fresh lemonade, but in pie form.
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