Barbecue, I Love You
There's no doubt about it, kids love hot dogs! Little ones can enjoy them just off the grill, cut into small pieces with a bit of ketchup to dip them in. Older kids may enjoy their dogs on a bun with a variety of flavorful condiments, including ketchup, mustard, relish, chopped onions, chili and cheese, green chiles, and even tangy sauerkraut.
The classic, juicy hamburger hot off the grill is a favorite summer meal, too. Let kids pick their additions—ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and American cheese slices are all popular favorites. Your family may like different types of cheese for variety, or steak sauce in place of ketchup. For other easy changes to the traditional burger, try some of these suggestions (or get creative and make up your own!):
Sticky BBQ Ribs: These ribs make delicious finger food for the little ones. Just keep the wet wipes handy!
Mini Greek Burger Gyros with Garlic Sauce: These yummy, savory mini-burgers will be a huge hit with the kids, or a super success as a party appetizer.
Onion and Sausage Kebabs: These yummy little cocktail sausage kebabs are perfect for barbecues or party appetizers.
Ice Cream and Freezer Pop Treats
As the days heat up, so will your kids' appetites for something cold and refreshing. These quick-to-make treats are sure to please on a steamy summer afternoon.
Orange Sherbet: This light and refreshing dessert tastes remarkably like an orange creamsicle. What's more, it's low in calories and takes only moments to prepare!
Watermelon Ice Popsicles: This refreshing summer treat is easy to make and packed with delicious fruit.