Summer is here and there is not quite anything better than having a cookout. You get to fire up the grill and have tasty food. However, if you hastily put together the cookout, it can be incredibly expensive. Throwing a cookout on a budget is actually easier than you ever thought possible and here is how to do it.
Buy your meat in bulk
When you go to the store and buy individual packs of meat, this can be incredibly expensive. Instead of doing things this way, buy your meat in bulk. Of course, you’ll need to make sure you have room in your fridge and freezer to make this a possibility. You’ll love being able to have lots of meat for a lesser cost.
Have everyone bring something
When you’re having everyone over, it’s nice to be able to provide everything for them. It can also get expensive. If you’re having a cookout and inviting quite a few people, have everyone bring something. You’ll be able to entertain for cheaper and it won’t be as stressful trying to come up with all the sides.
Shop the Sales
There is no list of items that you MUST provide at a cookout. You can provide whatever you want, food wise. Of course, one way to see what you’ll serve at a cookout is by shopping the sales. All grocery stores have sale items. Even if you have to go from store to store, make sure you stop by and grab what you need. Shopping sale items is the best!
Cook Food That You Hunted and Caught
If you really want to make cooking out a lot cheaper, then it’s time to cook food that you hunted and caught. It might amaze you how delicious this food can be. Plus, for the most part, it’s even free. So, whip out your favorite marinades and get to work on grilling up your favorites! This may be a great time for your guests to discover
Use Packets of Condiments
Want to be really cheap? Save up all those condiments you get from eating out. Serve these at your BBQ. It saves people from wasting ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise that are in the containers. I think you’ll enjoy the fact that it’s a free way to make your cookout even cheaper.
Are you looking for a way to throw a cookout on a budget? I hope these tips help you out. I also hope that you’re able to share some tips with us!