Here at The Kitchn, we vote for throwing outdoor parties that virtually throw themselves. What does this mean? Maximizing your time outside with friends while still managing to have plenty of simple appetizers and bites that folks can snack on. Our solution? Throw those appetizers on the barbecue. The nice thing about throwing something on the grill is that it doesn't take a whole lot of finessing. Sure, you have to watch your appetizers and make sure they're not burning, even flip them if appropriate. But really, that's about it. And you can put them all on at one time, too, so you're not running back and forth from the kitchen to the patio making sure hot appetizers are rotated in. More time, ease, low stress. That's what we're talking about.
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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