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Picnics: Cold Sandwiches or BBQ Meats: Which is Best?

Posted on June 17, 2014

With summer approaching fast, you may be thinking of hosting a picnic soon. Whether you are looking to host a large picnic, which is also referred to as a picnic party, or if you are looking to host a picnic with just your immediate family then you may be in a quandary about which type of foods you should serve. As you probably know, cold sandwich meats and barbecued meats are two types of picnic foods that come highly rated, but which should you serve?

At first glance, the decision to serve cold sandwiches or barbecue meats at your next picnic may not seem like a big decision, but it can be. What you need to remember is that most picnics are focused on the food. For that reason, if you want your next picnic to be a success, it is important to make sure that the foods that you serve, as well as the other snacks and drinks, are ones that are the perfect match for you and your picnic guests, no matter who those guests may be.

If you have having a difficult time determining whether you should serve cold sandwiches or barbecue meats at your next picnic, you may want to take a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of doing each. Lets start with cold sandwich meats. What is nice about serving cold sandwiches is that they are relatively easy to make, as well as being very affordable. You also have a number of different options. For instance, you can prepare your sandwiches beforehand or you can give your guests the opportunity to create their own sandwiches at your picnic.

There are, also, a number of disadvantages to serving cold meat sandwiches particularly when it comes to making them. Should you decide to pre-make all of your sandwiches, you may find that not all of your guests like the sandwiches that you make. This is particularly common if you are hosting a larger picnic party. Unfortunately, many of our friends turn out to be picky eaters. With that in mind, if you allow your picnic guests to create their own sandwiches, then you may well have a bit of a disaster on your hands, as you often have a load of different utensils, condiments, and so forth to use.

As I mentioned earlier, a common alternative to cold meat sandwiches is that of barbecue meat. What is nice about serving barbecue meat at your next picnic is that it is something that people both young and old tend to love. For many, outdoor cooking is automatically associated with barbecues. You will also find that you have a number of meats to choose from, such as hamburgers, hot-dogs, sausages, steak, and chicken.

Although there are a number of advantages to serving barbecue meat at your next picnic, you will also find that there are a number of disadvantages to doing so as well. One of those disadvantages is the cooking time. When barbecuing your meat outdoors, you may find that it takes a considerable amount of time for all of the food to cook. With that in mind, this may be the perfect time to enjoy some fun outdoor picnic games, such as badminton or volleyball. Due to the cost of many meats, you may want to think about purchasing your food when it is on sale.

The above mentioned advantages and disadvantages are just a few of the many to having barbecue meats and sandwich meats at your next picnic. Should you still be unsure as to which would better suit your next picnic, you may want to consider serving both.


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