With summer just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about planting gardens, planning family vacations, and perfecting the world’s best barbecue recipes. Here are several summer activities that you and your family won’t want to miss:
1.) Grilling & Barbecuing
Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? According to a poll conducted by the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association, 64% of adults believe that a barbecue is the ideal way to spend time with family and friends. And 36% of adults associate barbecues with family tradition. Barbecuing is a favorite pastime for many Americans. It’s a relaxing way to enjoy quality time with friends while sharing a delicious meal. And a majority of adults polled preferred barbecuing to eating out.
“Outdoor cooking is a very popular pastime that unites friends and family with great tasting food that’s easy and affordable,” said Leslie Wheeler, HPBA Director of Communications. “Whether it’s a weekday family meal on the grill or a weekend barbecue, outdoor cooking can make preparing the meal just as easy and relaxing as enjoying the delicious food with others.” If you want to try out some great barbecue recipes, be sure to pick up a copy of one of our cooking magazines. For a wide array of trustworthy recipes, subscribe to Food Network magazine. With recipes ranging from Kansas City-style barbecue sauce to Pineapple-Ginger ribs, the magazine offers limitless options regardless of your palate. For homestyle ribs, pick up a copy of Taste of Home magazine. The simple, down-to-earth cooking will ensure you can prepare mouthwatering dishes without a lot of fuss.
Whether you’re going to a Major League game or watching your grandchild play baseball, baseball is the perfect way to take advantage of the beautiful, breezy summer weather. For many Americans, summer wouldn’t be complete without concession stand hotdogs, sunflower seeds, and warm evenings spent at the baseball park. If you want to keep up with what’s happening in the world of baseball, consider subscribing to Sports Illustrated or ESPN. The sports magazines will keep you informed on the latest statistics, details, and game recaps.
Are you thinking about planting a garden this summer? According to the National Gardening Association, planting a garden will reap many benefits. First, planting a garden enables individuals to eat healthier foods. If you plant a garden, you can enjoy fresh produce all summer long instead of buying it from the store. Additionally, planting a garden helps you practice practice environmental stewardship. And finally, it is a fun and rewarding activity. If you need some help planting the perfect garden, subscribe to one of our gardening magazines. They’re filled with helpful suggestions and tips that you won’t want to miss.