Family get-together events are always fun. If you are from a family that is full of drama, even more exciting it is bound to be for you. Of course this is only if it is the good kind of drama. Having a meal with family and actually preparing the meal with family makes all the difference. It is a good moment for you to bond with your family. You get to do a lot with your family members, talk about this and the other. If you have not seen each other for a long time then preparing the meal together is a good moment to catch up. What better meal to catch up on than a barbeque?
Preparing for an affordable barbeque
You will definitely need the get the materials and the meat that you will be barbequing. You cannot invite people for a barbeque only to serve them with fruits and vegetables. If it is your family, you might get away with it but if it is other people it will be a different story. To start you off, you will need the barbeque ‘apparatus’. There are many different types of barbeques for sale and they are available online. There are the electric ones. For people who do not fancy blowing on coal and smelling like smoke afterwards, this is good option. There are also gas barbeques available for your selection.
The size of barbeque you will buy is dependent on your personal preference. If you are one of those highly social people who are constantly having huge numbers of people visiting you then you should get a large one. The barbeques come in various sizes. There are small ones, medium-sized and large ones. Unless you are planning to start a business or you are cooking for the whole neighborhood, you should steer away from the extra large ones.
Saving up on a barbeque party
There are several things that you can do to save up on a barbeque. Here are tips for having that reasonably budgeted barbeque.
- Get cheaper meat
There is no law that says you should do chicken, steak or even fish for your barbeque party. Grilling experts suggest that you can go for the inexpensive flank steak, chicken thighs and some grill-friendly seafood like say blue fish or mackerels. When you are feeling wealthy then you can go for those boneless chicken breasts and all.
- Make extra but not too much
You have no idea how wasteful people can be especially where children are involved. You do not want to cook something that is too good and people get only one piece. At the same time you do not want to make too much that will go to waste. Take some time to consider the number of people who will be coming for your barbeque. Since they are family, you are bound to know how much they eat.
- Save fuel
This does not need explanation- just use enough fuel whether electricity, gas or coal.
- Befriend your butcher
Why would you want to be friends with your butcher? Simply because you can get nice meat and perhaps even an extra scoop!
Jessica Bowler is a barbeque die-hard fun. She has been blogging about budget barbeque parties for a while now telling her readers about the best barbeques for sale and how to get cheaper meat.