I need some creative grilling ideas...
So I've been doing regular events this summer for a moderately big group of people... We've done cook outs, river floats, etc. If I'm not mistaken, something like 53 people came to the first cook out at a local park and a friend of mine was nice enough to bring his cheap gas grill to let me cook on so I didn't have to do it on the nasty park grills. I grilled both beef and pork/turkey/chicken hot dogs, and premium burgers that I put way too much time into forming and seasoning--along with corn still in the husk, and pineapple. People brought drinks, chips, salsa, dips, hummus, cupcakes, brownies, cake, etc. Anyway, lots of fun with my "Island Attitude" theme.
Fast forward to this coming Sunday: I'm hosting a tubing trip at the river. The location charges $2.00 per vehicle for parking, and $9.00 per person for the entire day on the weekend. That fee includes the tube itself, all day bus pass to float the river and catch the bus back to the top to do it again, and on top of all of that it gives you unlimited access to the picnic area at the end of the float. They provide the park/camp grills, charcoal, paper plates, napkins, etc.. All you have to provide is whatever you want to grill, and enjoy with your meal. Personally, I think it's great! The last trip I took on the river was with a smaller group of people and all I took were hot dogs, buns, and beer all purchased at the gas station on the way there, last minute. This trip on Sunday is going to have somewhere between 20-30+ people, and I've already mentioned that I planned to provide hamburgers and hot dogs, but I'm wondering if anyone had any other ideas for things that could be cooked on one of those camp/park grills. Keep in mind, I don't want to get too out of control considering how many people will potentially be there, and I don't want to have to transport *too much* considering it will likely be floating in a cooler down the river with me. It needs to be able to safely stay on ice for a reasonable amount of time, and needs to be easy to cook, eat, and clean up.
Enough rambling from me! Give me some good ideas, folks! There's nothing that makes me happier than filling my belly under the sun with a group of good, happy people! Perhaps a few beers, some good food hot off of the grill, the sunshine, and a tube on the river. That's all it takes to make an otherwise drab weekend amazing.
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