During the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, millions of us are under stay-at-home orders and practicing social distancing. And for many of us, this means more time in the kitchen cooking meals and doing something interesting with the family. Why not combine it both?
Chilling with family sound great with BBQ. We want to share how a small Backyard BBQ with can tighten the bond among family members during this pandemic season. But first of all, there are few essential item that you need from the food to tools for the grill. Lastly, before starting your BBQ always make sure that priority is your top priority!
Planning a BBQ
Thankfully, Evergreen Freelife always thought of everything for you – the following BBQ checklist covers everything you need to consider when organising and catering a BBQ event at your backyard !
Check in advance what the weather is going to be like. Make sure you have the space indoors, just in case it rains. If it’s going to be a large event maybe have a marquee on standby in case the rain decides to make an unwelcome appearance.
Venue ( Backyard )
Guaranteed a sunny day? Well great! Your options are plentiful so get creative with selecting a stunning setting for your mouth-watering al fresco feast.
- Setting up more chairs and table for your family
- Make sure your kids are helping you to set up so they will gain a new experience
- How suitable the environment is for the guests who are attending.
Theme and Decorations
Some great themes include:
- Garden tea party.
- Tropical; think floral shirts & flower garlands.
- Decades: 70s, 80s and 90s are crowd pleasers.
- A fiesta.
- Beach theme.
- Celebration ( Birthday or Academic Result)
BBQ Shopping List
Need some ideas about what to cook? Here are your essential BBQ items:
- Burgers (…and don’t just think beef! Chicken, lamb and veggie are great options)
- Hot dog rolls and burger buns (why not try brioche buns for a street-food feel?)
- Chicken wings and thighs
- Burger garnish: lettuce, tomato and red onion (cut into rings)
- Cheese slices
- Mixed Salads – basic salad, cous cous, potato salad etc
- Meat / Fish Skewers: make them with prawns, chicken or chorizo chunks
Cooking Equipment & Utensils
What equipment do you need to make sure you can cook safely?
Now, think of the griller and solid fuel for quick fire, Evergreen Adventure is giving a promotion to encourage parents to do a BBQ at their backyard!
SET A is only RM 55.00 ( BBQ GRILL + SOLID FUEL + BEACH MAT + Hand Sanitizer Free)
This high quality BBQ set is perfect for a family BBQ.
Invest in cool bags – forgetting to store meat safely is dangerous. You can’t store meat in the danger zone (5°C-60°C) for a prolonged period. Use ice packs in combination with a cool bag to chill your food.
You also can’t go wrong with plenty of Tupperware and kitchen foil for preserving freshness, reducing contamination risks, and storing unwanted rubbish.
If you haven’t scoped out your location beforehand or if you know that it has a lack of suitable seating space, make provisions for seating.
Using expensive, fragile and heavy crockery and cutlery is impractical eventhough you just bring it from your house to your backyard. Most barbecues only require paper/plastic plates, cups and cutlery sets. This will save you time to clean the massive cutlery later on.
If you’re mostly just using disposable materials, then you’ll need refuse sacks for your rubbish, and of course, the all important provisions for cleaning your hands.
Bring hand sanitiser and other hygiene provisions. And wash your hands after handling different types of food especially raw meat.
However, if you aren’t using disposable materials, it will save you so much time later on if you bring a few bits and pieces. Some of the following materials are great if you’re arranging a large barbecue event and bringing reusable equipment. Think about bringing along the following cleaning materials:
- A gas stove and pan for boiling water
- Water (if your venue has none available)
- A washing up bowl
- Sponges and washing up cloths
- Washing up liquid
- Large picnic blankets
- Anti-bacterial wipes
- Drying towels
Now you have read a complete guide to do backyard BBQ. Its your turn to do it and make sure to get your equipment at Evergreen Adventure by online or to our physical shop in Jalan Midah, Cheras.