Grill Up the Perfect Outdoor Barbecue for Under $50

daily-grillThe best part about Memorial Day (aside from memorializing, of course) is the great American barbecue. We’re gonna let you in on a little secret about saucy summer barbecues: They’re tantalizingly cheap.

We’ll show you our plan to throw one for under fifty bucks—it includes grilled chicken in BBQ sauce, hearty grilled vegetables, delicious lemonade, macaroni salad, tomato salad, cornbread muffins, and watermelon. That’s right, under $50.

Sing along to the new Glee soundtrack while you cook…and then, when you’re ready to get down to business, turn on OMG by Usher and will.i.am. With good food and solid music, you can put a fork in your Memorial Day.

Check out the slide show we’ve made with our full menu, followed by specific recipes.

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  • I packed snacks for the travel time — I remembered books to read so I will not be buying books/mags at the train station…hopefully saved myself ~$15 dollars!

  • Patricia Nelson

    Any long weekend normally equates to LOTS of drinking (for me at least !) I always buy in bulk ahead of time. Most wine stores offer discount for buying a case (anywhere from 5 – 15%). Just ask. Also consider buying boxed wine. Pour it into a decanter and no one will know the difference.

  • I packed snacks for the travel time — I remembered books to read so I will not be buying books/mags at the train station…hopefully saved myself ~$15 dollars!

  • Patricia Nelson

    Any long weekend normally equates to LOTS of drinking (for me at least !) I always buy in bulk ahead of time. Most wine stores offer discount for buying a case (anywhere from 5 – 15%). Just ask. Also consider buying boxed wine. Pour it into a decanter and no one will know the difference.

  • K. Kostek

    Memorial Day or other summer holiday weekends means outdoor gatherings or picnics…whenever a large group is getting together for fun and food, try to coordinate bringing different parts of the meal. Rarther than everyone bringing the main course, side dishes, beverages, and paper supplies, it's not that hard to coordinate bringing just one of those items for the group, and maybe two people split the meat or main dish. Not only will you have everything you need, but you also get more variety, things that you don't normally make but really like to eat!

  • I'm not finished read this yet, but it's so fabulous 'n I'll back again when I was finished my job :D

  • thebrokelife

    Great ideas!