10 ways to impress your friends at a grill out {aka the new “top ten”}

by Kim on May 26, 2013

Hey guys!

Typically, I never ever post on Sundays, but I’m bumming around on Pinterest in preparation for our Memorial Day grill out with friends later today, and I thought I’d stop in to say hello.

I also thought that, maybe, some of you are doing the exact same thing I am—in which case, you might get a kick out of the list below.

As some of you know, I used to do a Top Ten series once a month, where I’d pull random things that amused me off Pinterest and tell you about them. For whatever reason, when Pinterest updated their look recently, I started having a lot more trouble finding the kind of random, strange things I was looking for. So I decided to put the TTs on hold, at least temporarily.

But I thought it wouldn’t hurt to do a Top Ten-like post now and then, and that’s where this post is coming from. Partially joking, partially serious…all in good fun. You’ll see what I mean.

How to impress your friends at a grill out:

1. Serve this drink, and then casually segue into a brief science lesson.

Layered Drink

2. Employ a baby monitor…for your meat.


Apparently, it announces when the meat has been cooked to the desired temperature.

3. Sport a meat shawl.

meat shawl

So this might not necessarily impress your friends in the way you’re going for, but it’ll definitely impress them in a “that is one devoted grilling enthusiast” kind of way.

4. Go for edible dip bowls.

Edible bowls

This is just a straight up good idea.

5. Grill watermelon.

Grilled watermelon

People won’t believe their eyes!

…Unless they’ve been on Pinterest anytime in the last year. Then they already know all about this fad.

6. Grill banana boats.

Banana boat

Slightly more obscure, and probably even more delicious, than the watermelon. Your friends will be talking about this for weeks.

7. Make this:

Fruit cube

Ok, that’s pretty extreme. But it would definitely be impressive.

8. Put the ketchup bottle away.

Condiment gun

Unless you have kids…then I’m not sure this sends the right message.

9. Two words: lawn games.

Tarp game

This one seems reasonably doable, assuming you have a place to hang it and nothing of too much value behind it.

10. Have this backyard.


Hahaha. :)

Happy Memorial Day, friends! I’ll be back on Tuesday to tell you all about my weekend and, of course, to recap my 10K yesterday!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie May 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

We used to do grilled bananas in Girl Scout camp. LOVE.

Also, I totally need that meat shawl. ;)
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Rachel B @ Busy Mama Fitness May 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

Oh my gosh I LOVE those dip bowls!!! What a clever idea. And grilling watermelon is on my Pinterest bucket list for when we FINALLY get a grill!!! Man, I wish that was my backyard. Well, kind of. With where we live, our pool would probably end up with tons of deer poop. Seriously, our backyard is like a public restroom for deer. They have even come UP ONTO OUR DECK to squat and poop right in front of our back door. REALLY?????


Emma May 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

Love the dip “bowls”! Happy Memorial Day to you!!


Kim May 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

The backyard would be awesome!!!
I think I might try the veggie’s as bowls – I always forget about that!!!
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