May is National Barbecue Month, and since Memorial Day weekend kicks off the official summer grilling season, we thought we would help you celebrate with some tips and tidbits about how to welcome the season in style.
Definition of “Barbecue”
Depending upon where you travel in the United States, “barbecue” is a verb or a noun. As a verb, “barbecue” refers to cooking food (traditionally, meat) with fire or smoke, on a grill or in a vessel, using wood or charcoal. As a noun, “barbecue” is pork, beef, or chicken that is slow-cooked over the course of one or more days with a sauce that can be vinegar-based, tomato-based, sweet, or savory, depending upon the region and the preference of the chef.
If you are preparing your own barbecue at home, you’ll want to set up your grill or smoker on the patio or in your private courtyard, where the aroma will entice the neighbors to join you for your meal (in a favorite Windsong entertaining style, known as a “block party”).
Tools for the Perfect Barbecue
Ingredients for your Barbecue Meal
Tips for the Perfect Barbecue
At Windsong, we design our homes and communities to maximize comfort, enjoyment, social interaction, and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Each Windsong home features a front porch, perfect for a visit and a glass of lemonade on a hot day, and private patios and courtyards make a perfect entertaining space, especially around the barbecue grill “kitchen.”
Don’t forget the ice box pie and sweet tea over this holiday weekend!
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