Texas and barbecue go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s hard to imagine a Texas summer without at least a dozen backyard barbecues with your family, neighbors, and friends.
Putting together a Texas barbecues doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need are four essential elements.
Element No. 1: Good Food
It really doesn’t matter what you serve during your backyard barbecue as long as it meets two requirements: 1.) It’s grilled, and 2.) It’s tasty.
Popular grilled meats include steaks, chops, ribs, sausages, or just burgers and hot dogs. But you also can grill vegetables, including corn, zucchini, red onions, and more to complement your meat choices.
Element No. 2: Good Drinks
The Texas sun is hot. So keep your guests cool by offering them plenty of cold drinks.
These can include popular Texas beers, such as Lone Star or Modelo Especial. It also should include non-alcoholic choices such as lemonade, ice tea, and soda pop.
Element No. 3: Good Company
In order for your backyard barbecue to be successful, it needs to have lively conversation. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family. But also invite people whose conversation you enjoy, such as people from your church or from work.
The more interesting people you invite to your backyard barbecue, the more your guests will enjoy themselves.
Element No. 4: Protection from the Sun
As we already mentioned, the Texas sun is hot. Requiring your guests to stand in the sun’s intense glare is going to make for a short barbecue.
Protect your guests and keep the good times going longer by adding a backyard patio cover to your home.
A patio cover provides the perfect protection for your Texas barbecue, as well as all the other times you and your family want to enjoy your backyard.