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6 Ideas to Save a Rained Out Summer Barbecue

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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6 Ideas to Save a Rained Out Summer Barbecue

If there is anything more depressing than a rained out summer barbecue, I can't imagine what it is. OK, so maybe I exaggerate a bit. But there is no doubt that a rained out fiesta can be a major cause of dread and stress. But it doesn't have to be. 

As a woman who lives in a city and has approximately zero outdoor space during the week, I am the queen of indoor barbecuing and, let me assure you, it's better than it seems.

If you have days to prepare thanks to a handy weather report, then it's easy. But sometimes you have just hours. Either way, here are some ideas to make your indoor "barbecue" sizzle in the rain:

  • Grill in the garage: If your garage has a little overhang like many do, then you are in the clear! Just roll your grill to that overhang and fire it up. It's probably best not to bring the grill into the garage for obvious safety reasons, but this overhang idea is a good one. Bonus points: If it's storming, it's a great way to watch the rain fall.
  • Broil the ribs: No less than favorite food master Mark Bittman wrote a tantalizing piece for The New York Times on broiled ribs. Having had them, let me assure you: The grill has NOTHING on these babies. 
  • Indoor grill, baby: I am all about the indoor grill. Yes, mine is a large one and we do 99 percent of our grilling on it. I would swear the burgers are just as good.
  • Sloppy joes: If you have the meat, why not make sloppy joes? They are easy enough, go with the same sides, and feed a lot of people at once.
  • Microwave s'mores: If you have never microwaved a marshmallow, you are missing out! They get big, puff up (um, don't let them explode!), and while they lack the burned goodness, they have all the gooey appeal and taste just as good.
  • Crock-Pot loving: If you have time to plan, why not make pulled pork in the Crock-Pot. It also works for brisket sandwiches and pulled beef and all are delicious!

Now boil up some corn, fix some coleslaw, and delicious indoor cooking isn't so hard!

What do you do on a rainy day barbecue?

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by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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.JuneDiva629.
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM

We still bbq.

EbonySnow
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM

 I don't have or get invited to bbq's so its not really an issue for me

Kiwismommy19
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Good ideas.

Kiwismommy19
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Same here.

Quoting EbonySnow:

 I don't have or get invited to bbq's so its not really an issue for me


jenniferlee_12
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 4:41 PM

We have done the garage and grilled inside before.

mamacalifornia
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 6:57 PM

 Good ideas but we BBQ no matter what the weather

PEEK05
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 6:58 PM

We have shelters to use for rainy day BBQs. We eat inside though if it is cold in addition to the rain.  The food is just BBQed outside.

MichelleK41
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Those are good ideas.

Liansmommie
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM

same here

Quoting mamacalifornia:

 Good ideas but we BBQ no matter what the weather





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