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It’s time to plan a BBQ party!

It’s time to plan a BBQ party!

2012-05-24_2Outdoor barbecuing is an American tradition. Who doesn't have fond memories of summer evenings spent outdoor grilling burgers in the backyard or roasting a hot dog over a campfire on a wire coat hanger. May is National BBQ Month, and according to Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association's (HPBA) biennial survey of consumer grilling preferences, three top reasons we love our fire-roasted food are: affordability, convenience, and family-friendliness.


It's Affordable

Consider this, the average price of a 16 ounce rib-eye steak and baked potato at a moderately priced restaurant runs about $25. When grilled at home, you could spend that same amount of money and serve at least two people. This price differential can really add up when you are part of a large group. Less expensive cuts of meat taste great on the grill when marinated. Thousands of recipes, rubs, and marinades are just a mouse click away by entering "outdoor grilling recipes."

Tip: You can really save big when you look for meat sales at Fiesta. Take time to review the weekly ads and stock up.

It's Convenient

With the warm temperatures of the summer, the last thing you want to do is add to the temperature of your home by turning on the oven. Grilling allows you to keep that extra heat outside where it belongs; which can also help keep down your utility costs. You can cook most of the meal on the grill. Many side dishes, like corn, tomatoes, peaches, and asparagus, taste especially good cooked over an open flame. Clean-up is easier too.

It's a Great Way to Spend Time with Family and Friends. Let's face it, barbecuing is a social event. It gives us the opportunity to kick back with friends and family and prepare a meal at our own pace. A barbecue can be an outdoor potluck; it's a fun way for everyone to share in the cost of a meal by each person contributing one food item for the group.

Whether your choice is steak, burgers, hot dogs, shrimp, corn, zucchini or even peaches, stop by Fiesta Mart to stock up on all your favorites for this American tradition.



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