There’s nothing more summer than a good, old-fashioned barbecue. Filling a paper plate with as much food as humanly possibly as you sit and drink outside is one of the biggest highlights of the season. The only problem is choosing which food to actually eat (if not everything). Below are a few key staples to making the perfect BBQ dish. What’s on yours?
There is no barbecue without some sweet, grilling meat. As a primary choice, you could pick up a burger and top it off with a variety of cheese/ketchup/anything before cradling it in a bun. Or you could opt for the pulled pork route, delightfully smoky and sweet. Which do you go with?
Okay, maybe you’re not into hamburgers or pulled pork. Maybe you’re more of a hotdog person, slathering on that mustard and onion and mmm-mmm-mm, feeling it snap in your mouth (ooer). Or maybe you’re choosing a veggie burger, not filled with meat but still delicious. Which will you be digesting later?
Now, for your first stop in the sides lane. Before you, you have two appetizing bowls of the only acceptable salads out there. The first is potato salad, a creamy dream of everyone’s favorite root vegetable. The second is a pasta salad, a saliva-inducing swirl of the best carb on the planet. Which bowl are you dipping into?
Ah, but you’re not done quite yet! Now it’s time to pick a “healthy” side, one that’s just more goodness cleverly guised as something that may actually be beneficial for your body. There’s corn on the cob, which is as delightful as it is hard to get out of your teeth later. Then there’s coleslaw, which is way, way better than it sounds. What’s topping your dish off?
Got room for dessert? Of course you do! Now, to satiate that sweet tooth, you can go on and grab a cupcake, the only proper way of eating it in which is by licking off its frosting before tearing into its doughy parts. Or there’s that classic American summer staple—rocket pops—a red, white, and blue popsicle that’ll freeze your brain if you bite into it too quickly (in the best way possible). Which do you choose?