Summer is all about brighter, longer, and warmer days, refreshing, lighter foods, and spending more time relaxing with family and friends. The next time you’re planning a party or picnic try these fun food hacks for easier entertaining, then pack up the cooler with juice drinks, soda, water, and a moveable family feast! If you’re taking a portable grill with you or there’s a grill at the picnic location you’re going to, put our Grilled BBQ-Honey Drumsticks on your picnic menu. Make them even easier to prepare at the picnic by making the sauce ahead of time.
For party starters, serve these smart Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette from The View from Great Island. Salad bites and vinaigrette served in plastic cups makes mingling easier, especially at a party where seating is limited. And the ingredients and assemblage make it so that no are forks needed.
One of the most popular, affordable summer vegetables is corn on the cob. If you have corn on the cob on the menu but not enough grill space for the corn, you’ll appreciate The Easiest Way to Microwave Corn on the Cob from Simply Recipes. This method is magic when it comes to removing the silks from the cob and requires very little work from you. Seeing is believing… watch the video.
For an incredibly easy grilling hack read Southern Kitchen’s How to achieve perfectly cooked and portioned meals every time using just aluminum foil. This one-and-done technique will minimize cleaning time at the sink. It doesn’t get any easier than throwing away the cooking vessel once the food is ready.
The next time you’re craving potato salad, keep this Amazing Potato Peeling Trick! in mind from Foody Tube. It simplifies the peeling process and reduces the prep time by quite a bit. This Fipps Family Potato Salad from MyRecipes.com is a simple, affordable potato salad to prepare, and the flavor combination of mayonnaise and spicy brown mustard is delicious.
When it comes to keeping a sandwich intact, how you assemble a sandwich matters. Layer heavier ingredients like sliced cheese and meat first, then add medium-weight ingredients, followed by lettuce and lighter garnishes. For more sandwich hacks Here Are The Only 11 Sandwich Hacks You’ll Ever Need from One Good Thing.
End your party or picnic on a sweet note with Easy Semi-Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Sandy Toes & Popsicles. All you need to make these scrumptious sandwiches are large cookies, a pint of ice cream, and toppings like sprinkles, chocolate chips, or even cereal like Best Choice Fruity Crisp Rice. If you’re looking for something even simpler to prepare, assemble some Watermelon on a Stick from Skinnytaste.com. The presentation alone makes watermelon more fun to eat!
And for leftovers, check out these Protection Pointers from Glad®. These helpful food storage ideas will help minimize food waste.
These fun food hacks incorporate budget friendly summer ingredients and essentials to help you save at the register. Get ready to treat yourself to easier entertaining this summer!