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Sizzle! Tips for Grilling This Summer

Saddle Brook Apartments Blog, Pewaukee, WI  This month we have tips for grilling, whether you're grilling steaks, kabobs, or pineapple! Check them out before planning your next


Welcome back to the Saddle Brook Blog. This month, head to your favorite park in the Pewaukee, WI area for a barbecue! We’ve rounded up some tips for grilling that will make your Memorial Day outing sizzle.


Planning a Barbecue

  • Include side dishes, like salads, fruits, vegetables, and chips, to round out the meal. Ease the burden from yourself for providing and paying for all the food and drink by asking some attendees to contribute, or by making the entire BBQ a potluck.

  • When planning, be sure to add utensils — serving plates, cups, containers for storing leftover food, and trash bags are all items you can add to your list. These are easy to forget, and you never realize how much you need them until you don’t have them.

  • Do as much prep ahead of time in your apartment. Also, pack plenty of ice to keep the meat cold until you’re ready to grill.


Tips for Grilling

  • It’s easier to remove debris when the grill is hot. After preheating, use a long-handled wire grill brush on your grill rack to clean off charred debris from prior meals. Scrape again immediately after use.

  • To gauge the temperature of a grill without a thermometer, place your open palm about 5 inches above the grill rack; the temperature is high if you have to move your hand in 2 seconds, medium if you have to move your hand in 5 seconds, and low if you have to move your hand in 10 seconds.

  • Toss veggies with olive oil before grilling to prevent them from drying out and sticking. Use a grill basket for smaller vegetables like asparagus, peppers, onion slices, and squash.  

  • Let finished meats rest on a clean platter, tented with foil, for about 10 minutes before carving so juices can distribute evenly.


We hope you enjoying barbecues all summer long! What’s your favorite grill-friendly recipe? Share with us in the comments. Thanks for reading today’s post.