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Just burgers isn’t enough

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Eamonnyoujoker · 07/04/2021 11:35

Anyone else almost feel they’ve forgotten how to host?

Planning bbq this weekend for friends with a toddler (we have one too)
Am planning nice burgers (bit special ones from the butcher) with salad and homemade wedges I’m thinking? What else would you include at a bbq? Starters/chips and dips, cake for dessert? I feel like it’s been sooo long and need ideas to make it special

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BluebellsGreenbells · 07/04/2021 11:36

Pasta salad
Breadsticks and cheese
Cheese cake and some fruit sticks


Chocolateismakingmefat · 07/04/2021 11:37

I made home made coleslaw.. Omg it was delicious!!


SnarkyBag · 07/04/2021 11:37

Homemade coleslaw and a nice dessert


SchrodingersImmigrant · 07/04/2021 11:38

You include whatever you fancy and can actually finish😁

We throw in some wings, just few, with the burgers, salad and wedges like you. And then make really nice toppings (caramelised onion with sumac and pomegranate molasses is awesome) for the burgers. That's it really. No need to go overboard. We don't have sweet tooth so not really dessert people.


Soubriquet · 07/04/2021 11:39

Hot dogs!


FionnulaTheCooler · 07/04/2021 11:39

I'd get some sausages too, might go down better with young kids than burgers.


Tinkywinkydinkydoo · 07/04/2021 11:40

Another vote for hot dogs!


Mamamia456 · 07/04/2021 11:40

Depends on appetites and whether you think the food would get wasted. We usually do burgers in buns, a few sausages, maybe a few chicken drumsticks, salad, small jacket potatoes (in oven) and salad.


JemimaTiggywinkle · 07/04/2021 11:40

If everyone likes potato salad I would consider doing that instead of wedges so everything can be made in advance and you’re only concentrating on the bbq.

Bbq halloumi is always a winner.. maybe on skewers with peppers, or just on its own.


bookworm1632 · 07/04/2021 11:40

This is fab - throw in a tray of legs and oven cook for 30/40 mins. Then finish briefly on the bbq to crisp the skin.


Mellonsprite · 07/04/2021 11:41

Sausages for hot dogs!
I like grilled veg like peppers and corgettes on the BBQ.
Crisps & Dips (no double dipping though for Covid).


BogRollBOGOF · 07/04/2021 11:41

Wedges/ chips, salad and cake would be good.
You don't want too much traipsing in and out, or food that will get ruined by going cold.

Keep it simple, it'll just be good to have company again.


GravityFalls · 07/04/2021 11:42

I’d definitely stick a couple of packs of sausages on - not expensive, everyone likes them (including toddlers) and if you don’t eat them at the BBQ you’ve got sausage sandwiches for breakfast the next day! But I’d hate to feel I didn’t have enough food. I might also get a quiche or something that’ll do for lunches in the week if it doesn’t get eaten.


Tinydinosaur · 07/04/2021 11:42

Sausages. Chicken kebabs. Coleslaw. Nuts. Veg sticks and houmous. Mini cakes for dessert. Plenty of drinks.


Strangekindofwoman · 07/04/2021 11:43

Sausages for hot dogs. Salad, coleslaw , perhaps some corn on the cob. Cheesecake for pudding.


GraduallyWatermelon · 07/04/2021 11:43

I'd do either chicken (marinated in something) or sausages, potato salad, something individual like little brownies or small cakes for dessert. Lots of crisps and snacks in case we get hungry later on. Some friends brought doughnuts to our bbq last year and these were well appreciated.

I never do fancy toppings for burgers, they never get used! Just salad and sauce


Chocolateismakingmefat · 07/04/2021 11:44

Split a banana and shove a few chocolate buttons in. Wrap in foil and Bbq... Mmmmm!!


Overthebow · 07/04/2021 11:44

Yes hot dogs! And halloumi


saffire · 07/04/2021 11:45

Some chicken wings and sausages too.


ShutUpAlex · 07/04/2021 11:46

We go all out with bbqs. Steaks, burgers, chicken, pork belly, sausages, salmon etc. Gosh I miss bbqs.


dementedpixie · 07/04/2021 11:46

We had sausages and peri peri chicken thighs when we had a recent bbq. Served with filled potato skins and salad


GnomeOrMistAndIceGuy · 07/04/2021 11:50

Wings!!! Nice ones - go to a farm shop if you can. They should still be cheap. Also ribs.... :O


Megan2018 · 07/04/2021 11:51

We would have:

Crisps and dips
Burgers with rolls and cheese
Sausages for hotdogs
Steak or marinated pork loin steaks
Chicken and veg kebabs
Potato, pasta and green salads
Possibly corn on the cob
If there were any vegetarians/vegans would obviously include veggie things too but there’s none in our frequent acquaintance.
Cake or cheesecake for pudding


ineedaholidaynow · 07/04/2021 11:52

Tomato and chorizo salad, always a winner.


jessstan2 · 07/04/2021 11:53

Good sausages, bits of steak, marinated chicken portions (partially cooked before going on barbecue), lamb chops. Vegetarian stuff on skewers :-). It depends what you can afford and who is coming.

Lots of salad, French bread, cheese .

Strawberries and raspberries are nice with cream.

You are making me hungry! Ages since I went to a barbecue and I love them.

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