It's Barbecue Season

Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, and summer is close! This means spring is in session, and so is barbecue season. Bringing friends family, and even fur companions together, laughing, playing games, and making memories is the best start to the warmer weather. There is also the food!

 It’s great time to be outside enjoying the weather and making some food with the family.  Barbecues are great traditions and memories. Barbecues take some preparing.

Plan Ahead

Check the weather to make sure it is going to be sunny and nice out. Then, invite your friends and family over so you know who’s coming in order to plan how much food to make. This also allows for others to make arrangements with their schedules and carpooling.


There are tons of options when it comes to barbecue foods.

Overall you need a meat, veggies, salad, and a few sides.

Some suggestions for meats: ribs, hand burgers, hot dogs, salmon, and pulled pork.

For veggies: corn, string beans, peppers, beans, potatoes or cauliflower.

For the salad you can stick to a veggie salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. You can also make a pasta salad, potato salad, or macaroni salad.


Everyone, from kids to the adults, loves to play games. Games create some fun competition and everyone can bond over.  Set up some volleyball, corn hole, kick ball, bocci or even baseball in your yard!

For those that would rather observe than play, it’s still fun to watch and cheer on your friends and family!

If you’re a huge barbecue lover, the Nissan Smokin TITAN has been making its four stop road trip! The Nissan Smokin’ Titan debuted at the 2018 World Truck Show in March. It is the world’s first integrated in-truck-bed smoker and mobile kitchen!

The universe’s first in-truck-bed-smoker is making its way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This truck is perfect for tailgates and barbecues! The Smokin Titan started in Idaho City and went to Denver, then Kansas City, St. Louis, and Memphis.

Once they make it to Pigeon Ford there is a cook off at the Great TITAN Meat Up. Cory Bahr and David Rose will be judging!


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