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Grill It Up with a May Barbecue


The Park at Winters Run Blog, Bel Air, MD  Bust out the grill this month and whip up your favorite dishes for a summer barbecue at your apartment community just in time for National Barbecue Month.


Welcome back to The Park at Winters Run Blog. May is the perfect month to head out to your favorite Bel Air park for a barbecue. After all, it is National Barbecue Month and Memorial Day is coming up in just a few short weeks. To help get you started, we have some barbecue tips and grill-friendly recipes in today’s blog post. So invite some friends from our apartment community to join you at the grill.


The Essentials



Grilling is versatile, so it’s easy to provide several meat options for your guests, including chicken, ribs, steak, kabobs, or burgers. If you decide to go with brats and burgers, this link to “The Burger Lab’s Top Ten Tips for Making Better Burgers” will help you create the perfect burger.



Barbecuing without spices is boring — be sure to add spices to your food in just the right amounts to enhance and not smother the flavor of the food. We like these spice blends from The Silk Road; they’ll add an around-the-world flavor to your grilled meats and vegetables — and they’re available on Amazon.



Water is the perfect beverage for a hot summer’s day. Some people might prefer it over other drinks so be sure to have plenty available. If you want to make something extra, complete your drink selection by including a variety of sodas or one of these 18 summertime lemonades.



Plan a few activities for before and after the food is served. Games like Capture the Flag, Kick the Can, volleyball, and badminton go over well.


Barbecue Recipes

No barbecue is complete without memorable recipes. Here are a few of our favorites:


Grilled Lemon Oregano Chicken & Shrimp Skewers

This is a delicious and simple recipe that you can use with chicken or shrimp. It comes from Yummy Healthy Easy. You’ll need chicken breasts, large shrimp, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and wooden skewers.


Tin Foil Dinner Recipes

These Tin Foil Dinners from Six Sisters Stuff are another easy meal to throw on the grill. Simply fill them up, seal, and grill. Add a green salad and another side, and dinner is served.


Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

For a delicious dessert, try out these soft and warm grilled peaches. This recipe comes from What’s Gaby Cooking. You’ll need ripe peaches and nectarines, canola oil, vanilla ice cream, honey, and sea salt. Grill the peaches face down, then top with the ice cream, honey, and sea salt.


Have a great month here in Bel Air, MD and enjoy barbecuing at a local park! Feel free to share your favorite grill-friendly recipe in the comments. Thanks for reading today’s post.