Chilling and Grilling Tips Memorial Day 2016

27 May

memorial dayA recent survey says that 52% of you will be grilling this Memorial Day and the rest will be chilling as you work your magic.  Fear not, we have heard your cry for help and we’re here to offer these great chilling and grilling tips!

Learn from the Masters

RocCity Ribfest is happening as we speak in Genesee Valley Park.   These people are serious!  Not only is it great food,  it’s a great cause to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House with most excellent music. #kidfunzone  Over 5,000 of your closest friends will be there so why not let someone else do the grilling and you can do the chilling?

Shake it Up

shish-kebab-417994_960_720Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs is a great way to start but it’s time to up your game with different kinds of meat and side dishes.   Epicurious, if you’re curious has put together a great guide with over 40 recipes.  We’ve help narrow it down.  Here are a few of our favorites:

Berry Sangria

Yes, we know it’s not a meat.  The deal is you can prepare it up to 3 days ahead of time.  You might need a beverage while you’re grilling.

Berry Rosé Sangria

This simple berry-infused sangria can be assembled up to three days before serving. Come party time, just add ice and you’re ready to go!

Be Prepared

Yes, we borrowed that line from the Boy Scouts, but it’s true.  Flavor 574 has 10 great tips for grilling and here are 3 of  our favorites:

  1. Get a good cut: The cut of the meat matters, according to Food Network. Splurge for good cuts of meat for good grilling.
  2.  Flavor: Give a flavor boost to whatever meat you’re cooking by finding a great marinade or dry rub to prepare the meat before it meets the grill, according to Williams-Sonoma.
  3. Preheat: Get the grill warm 15 to 25 minutes before you’re ready to cook, Eating Well reports. Not only will this kill bacteria, it’ll also prevent sticking.
*read the rest of the article for even more great tips


coolerSeriously, if you’re planning to make the most of outdoor living room, or if you’re going to be outside at all, food safety is extremely important.  Be sure to follow these guidelines to stay healthy. With some many cool products on the market, it will be easy to chill!  Check out these innovative DIY coolers!

Wherever you go, whatever you do this Memorial Day, whether you grill or chill or both, we wish you a beautiful weekend with those that matter most to honor those who have valiantly served.  Contact us today, if you’d like more information on making great food or making a move!