My son asks to eat outdoors no matter if it’s spring, summer, or fall, so it has become a common occurrence for our family. Over the years I’ve learned a few tips that make outdoor eating more enjoyable and free from the heat, bugs, and clean up.
Food Tent for Eating Outdoors
- Use food tents to keep the bugs away. Pesky bugs are often one of the major problems when eating outdoors. These stylish food tents not only protect your food, but also dress up the table!
- A big bowl of ice can keep drinks cold and Litehouse dips safe. Food safety is a big deal when eating outdoors because of the heat. Bowls of ice keep food both safe and chilled.
- Plug in the fan to beat the heat and keep the mosquitos away. Most people don’t know the simple breeze of a fan can deter most mosquitoes. The breeze is nice on a hot summer day too.
- Keep it simple. Eating outdoors means extra clean up and hauling things inside once your meal is complete. Keep the meal simple. This pork chop and grilled peaches recipe only has seven ingredients for the whole dish!
If I know we are grilling and eating outdoors, I plan a meal that will both keep well in heat and be easy to cook. That’s why I like these simple Sweet Onion Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches.
Keep drinks cold outdoors
The Litehouse Sweet Onion with Dijon marinade works as both the pork chop marinade and the dressing over the spinach and goat cheese salad. I love sweet and savory meals and these pork chops are the ultimate sweet and savory dish. The pork chops and the goat cheese pair perfectly with the Sweet Onion dressing and grilled peaches. If you’ve never had grilled peaches before, this is the dish for you to try! A quick grill brings out the peach’s delicious juices and flavor. Summer has gone by fast and school will be starting soon. Don’t waste the beautiful weather: eat outdoors!