If food is love, what better way to show you love someone than to prepare a special meal while on vacation? People who rent cabins in Pigeon Forge, TN, have a unique advantage when it comes to cooking. Many properties either have a charcoal or gas grill that comes with the rental. Some properties have a special area designated for family barbeques. Whichever cabin you choose, come ready for cook-out fun! Here are our tips for preparing an awesome barbeque at your Pigeon Forge rental cabin.
A Little Advice on Supplies
You don’t want to spend too much time shopping for paper products while you’re on vacation. Maximize the time you have for fun shopping before you leave. Make a list of paper products (including aluminum foil), condiments, and favorite BBQ spices. Don’t forget disposable cookware. A good barbeque includes baked beans and macaroni cheese. Throw away foil pans make clean up a breeze. Since you’re already at the store, why not stock up on chips, soda, bottled water, and your family’s favorite snacks? Remember, maximize the fun and minimize time spent grocery shopping on vacation.
Stock the Cooler
If you buy the meat for your barbeque before you arrive at the cabin, you can keep it cold by using our cooler trick. Throw the bottled water in the freezer and then use the frozen bottles for ice packs. This also works to keep soda cans, juice boxes, and other items you want to stay cold. You can also buy a cooler designed to keep things cold for up to 6 or 7 days. Most Pigeon Forge cabin rentals come with a roomy fridge and a place to store your cooler.
You know your family better than anyone, so you know whether they like brisket or hot dogs on the grill — plan on preparing a few different types of meat. A combination of chicken, burgers, and sausages is always a hit. If you’re ambitious, plan on smoking a brisket or a small turkey. You can do either on a charcoal grill with a cover. A side of grilled vegetables is tasty. If you’re cooking chicken or pork, throw some pineapple slices on the grill for a sweet treat. Don’t forget the S’mores!
You Can Also Shop Local
One of the fun things about visiting a new place is discovering foods you can’t get at home. While you’re researching cheap cabins in Pigeon Forge, TN, take a minute and look for meat markets and specialty stores. You might find a special sausage or cut of steak to tease your taste buds. If you’re looking for an easy main dish for your feast, why not buy an already baked ham or roasted chicken? Find a local grocery, and you’re bound to find one that specializes in rotisserie chicken. There’s nothing wrong with cheating a little and letting someone else do the cooking.
It’s Always Watermelon Season
What’s a barbeque without slices of cold watermelon? In the South, you’ll find watermelon well into the fall months. Buy a big one, chill it in the fridge or your cooler, slice, and enjoy. Don’t forget the saltshaker. Did you know you can also cut the watermelon into chunks, freeze it, and blend in a smoothie? It’s one more way you can enjoy a taste of summer with the family.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with for your barbeque. Let My Smoky Mountain Travel help you book the perfect cabin rental in Pigeon Forge. Call 865-432-2504 or contact us online and let’s get started!