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Do you fancy a burger, hot dog or a rack of ribs for dinner? We recommend taking advantage of the poolside barbecue center that’s available for residents of The Retreat at Tiffany Woods! In this week’s blog, we’ve got a few tips on throwing a barbecue here in Kansas City, MO!



When the food is the main part of your barbecue, you want to ensure that it’s going to be delicious! Marinating can turn a good barbecue into a great barbecue by adding depth of flavor, juiciness, and making it more tender. There are many different types of marinades that you can use for your meal, so it’s important to find a marinade that you like and that will work well with the meat you’re using.


Plan your Menu

Planning is always important, especially if you’re going to be inviting friends or guests over to share a meal with you. If you’re going to have a theme, make sure the recipes you’re using have complementary flavors. Make sure you plan to have enough food for all your guests and possibly more in case of emergency! Preparing all the food takes a lot of energy, so if it’s too much for you, you can always make your dinner a potluck or invite a select few friends to come earlier to help you prepare!


Don’t Forget to Clean Up

Once the food is eaten and everyone is winding down after the meal, the clean up can begin. Remember to bring items like trash bags and napkins to make clean up easier. If you involve everyone, clean up will only take a few minutes. We encourage everyone in our apartment community to use our facilities, thus it’s important to keep it clean and usable! One good rule to follow is to leave the facility better than you found it.