It’s about that time again! The days start to get longer, the nights warmer, and the backyard parties more frequent! Summer time wouldn’t be complete without the backyard BBQ’s, so here are our favorite Backyard BBQ Hacks!
Need a little extra lighting around the yard? Coat planters or even walkway stones with glow in the dark paint, they will “charge” all day and leave a perfect glowing path at night! Plus 4 other Great backyard tips!
Need to keep those pesky flies out of your drink? Genius! Simply turn cupcake liners upside down and poke a straw through. The liner acts as a lid! Plus 20 other food hacks for everyday!
Want to make multiple smores for those little fingers! Grab a new rake, clean it, place the marshmallows on the spokes, and the graham crackers and chocolate on the weaved part! 2 birds 1 Stone! + 24 Other random life hacks!
We love muffin tins! Use a muffin tin to organize burger toppings, different dips, and even condiments to make for an easy way to pass around all these otherwise bulky items.
Have trouble getting the charcoal lit? Camping? Take a cardboard egg carton and the charcoal and Wa-La. The Egg carton is easy to light, and charcoal continues to burn!
Have lots of different requests for how do you like your steak? Here is a great hack to tell by feel if you have cooked the perfect steak. Plus 37 more grocery hacks!
Ever Run out of room on grill during a BBQ? Here is an amazing way to cook Corn on the Cob right beside the grill!
Have trouble remembering how everyone likes their meat? Use Ketchup to write guests meat done-ness preferences on the bun! +26 more Summer party hacks! Some of these are brilliant!
But! A BBQ wouldn’t be a BBQ if you didn’t have Lay’s potato chips! This year the Lay’s brand has brought back their “Do Us A Flavor” Contest. You submit what the next iconic flavor will be, and you could win $1 million dollars!
We use Lay’s Potato Chips at cookouts in a variety of ways! Of course the most obvious we eat them as a side dish. We eat them plain, with ketchup or with mayo…sometimes we get “really fancy” and eat them with our fancy sauce of mayo and ketchup mixed together! I love to use them on top of salads in lieu of croutons! I simply crush a few handfuls up and toss them on top! Another way we love to eat Lay’s Classic Potato Chips dipped in coleslaw. You read that right…. coleslaw!
This bring me to the most brilliant flavor idea yet, Black Pepper Coleslaw! Kill 2 birds with 1 stone, have your favorite Lay’s Potato Chips and your favorite coleslaw slide all meshed up into 1! Of course we do love the hundreds of other flavor ideas already submitted, see all the entries here and enter yours! I chose Black Pepper Coleslaw because my grandmother still makes coleslaw by the quart with ingredients straight from her garden! I won’t lie, on my way to a BBQ I would usually cheat and grab a pre-made kit at the store, and put it in a fancy bowl… no one will know right?
Submit yours, and the top 4 flavors from around the US will be fully produced and put into stores then it will be up to America to vote! Hurry you have until March 30, 2015, to view official contest rules and enter here!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.