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Summer has started to wind down, the kids will be heading back to school in a few short weeks but there’s still time to get outside and grill. I actually prefer to grill in the fall. Cooler temperatures and fewer bugs are a big plus. Here in the South we have great grilling weather nearly year round. We’re planning to have an end of summer barbecue to celebrate those last few hot days of freedom before the school bell rings. I’m going to toss a few pork chops on the grill but not before I brine them (like in this MAPLE SYRUP BRINED PORK CHOP RECIPE) rub them with some savory spices like in this (CHORIZO SPICED GRILLED PORK CHOPS RECIPE). I’ll add lots of healthy vegetables to the grill like zucchini with olive oil and thyme and fresh summer corn.

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My husband and I always come up with a banging’ playlist comprised of mostly 90’s east coast hip hop (Biggie Gimme One More Chance) a little Tupac is included for my west coast friends. Some Dancehall Reggae music adds great flavor to the rotation, (a little “Roots and Culture”) and just a bit of Pop-Justin Timberlake bringing sexy back really gets things jumpin’.

A great big punch bowl of sangria, some beer and lemonade for the teetotalers  (actually sweet tea might be more appropriate).

I usually head out to the dollar store and pick up a bunch of outdoor toys- hula hoops, jump ropes, water guns (those are never really a good idea, someone who doesn’t want to get squirted ALWAYS gets squired…but they are SO much fun). I buy this stuff with the kids in mind but as the party goes on a few adults grab the toys too.

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23 Comments on Tell me how YOU Barbecue for a chance to WIN a $100 Walmart Gift Card{CLOSED} #GrillPorkSweeps

  1. elaine mclane
    August 8, 2015 at 12:14 am (9 years ago)

    Use cast iron skillet, sriracha, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, dry mustard.
    Uptown funk looped
    Luke Bryan play it again

  2. Kelly D
    August 7, 2015 at 12:37 am (9 years ago)

    My top songs for a BBQ are Uptown Funk, Hey Ya! and Stronger.

  3. Kristen
    August 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm (9 years ago)

    Get Out The Map, Summertime & Riptide.

  4. chris
    August 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Don’t have a top 3. Too many to choose. Anything country or praise & worship. My husband likes to pull out the oldies too. 😀

  5. GB
    August 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm (9 years ago)

    I would say fun easy listening songs the whole family can enjoy.

  6. Elle
    August 6, 2015 at 12:32 am (9 years ago)

    Honestly, at backyard BBQs we always play the radio since it’s hooked up to our outdoor speakers. We don’t hand pick specific songs.

  7. Debbie Fields
    August 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Barbeque using crock pot husband pasted so just me and its easy at least its not carry out or frozen

  8. Susan Christy
    August 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones, Sugar – Maroon 5 and Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira.

  9. Elena
    August 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Walking on Sunshine
    Sweet Home Alabama
    It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

  10. Julie Wood
    August 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm (9 years ago)

    U2 Its a Beautiful Day
    David Bowie Heroes
    John Lennon Imagine

  11. Linda
    August 5, 2015 at 5:30 am (9 years ago)

    1. Sweet Home Alabama
    2. Angélique Kidjo’s “Summertime”
    3. Walking on Sunshine

  12. HS
    August 5, 2015 at 12:34 am (9 years ago)

    Maps – Maroon 5
    Team- Lorde
    Summer – Calvin Harris

  13. Aimee Fauci
    August 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh goodness.. top 3 is anything country! Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert or Luke Bryants songs.

  14. Ashley C
    August 4, 2015 at 11:50 am (9 years ago)

    Zac Brown Band “Chicken Fried”, Jimmy Buffett/Alan Jackson “It’s Five O Clock Somewhere”, Jake Owen “Beachin”


  15. mike woodson
    August 4, 2015 at 1:56 am (9 years ago)

    Use smoker usually ,brisket, ribs, really all meats.
    Best story is a turkey and Cornish hen I smoked years ago for thanksgiving.
    The hen was smokey black and i took it to work and told co-workers we had to eat out for thanksgiving cause
    I had shrunk our turkey and my wife was mad at me. Lol, blond girl I worked with beleived me even to point out that the legs and wings had shrunk to bones and all.

    • Demetra Overton
      August 4, 2015 at 2:37 am (9 years ago)

      OMG, that is hilarious

  16. David
    August 3, 2015 at 11:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Our kids control the playlist at our barbecues, and in our home. Usually it is Taylor Swift or someone similar. I don’t really know the difference between many of them. They all sound the same to me.

  17. Karrie Millheim
    August 3, 2015 at 11:02 pm (9 years ago)

    1. AC/DC Back in Black 2. Ozzy Crazy Train 3. Korn Falling away from me

  18. Tamra H
    August 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Summertime – Sublime / Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful / Fire – Bruce Springsteen

  19. Lisa Brown
    August 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Coming of Age by Foster the People
    Bye Bye by JoDee Messina
    Settlin’ by Sugarland

  20. Linda Carmcial
    August 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm (9 years ago)

    How do I bbq? Depends, but my favorite is the old fashioned way. There’s just something about a Charcoal grill. And now… I want a Ribeye. Again.

  21. Lori Vann
    August 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm (9 years ago)

    Brad Paisley’s “Alcohol”
    Luke Bryan’s “Play it Again”
    Hunter Hayes “I want Crazy”


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