Celebrate the Season with an Outdoor Holiday BBQ Cookout

By Angel Beltran

Whether we’re ready for it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. That, of course, means family, friends and food!

Due to the dip in temperature during the fall and winter seasons, holiday dinners are typically hosted within the home. However, a non-traditional form of holiday fare can take place in the backyard or patio.

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Entertaining guests in the backyard or patio encourages a more laid back atmosphere. Combine that with good food and company, and you’ve got the recipe for a successful holiday dinner party! Most outdoor/patio gatherings occur during the daylight to prevent extreme cold from ensuing on your guests. If the party continues into the night, a bonfire or fire pit provides heat and visibility for your guests, as well as an excuse to make s’mores!

Decorating amongst natural foliage can enhance the look and feel of your outdoor holiday get together. Hanging twinkling lights from your patio will have a dramatic effect at dusk. You can also make your own garland by attaching cut outs onto a string: bat shapes for Halloween, leaf-shaped cutouts for Thanksgiving and snowflakes for Christmas. Simplicity is key!

Outdoor umbrellas don’t only provide shade during the day, but also help define your outdoor dining room space. If wind is an issue, you can weight dishes by placing a treat on your guest’s plates as a welcome gift, try a candied apple for a Halloween party! Setting up tables in different locations throughout your patio or backyard with food on one table, and drinks on another, will encourage guests to roam and be more convivial. Simplicity will make your holiday dinner a success and take the stress out of hosting a formal dinner.

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The best part about hosting an outdoor holiday fare is the ability to grill your meal on an authentic grill. Several traditional holiday recipes have been given the rustic treatment and translated into barbecue. Favorites such as corn on the cob, sweet potatoes and even whole turkeys can be prepared on an outdoor grill.

Cooking on an outdoor grill will give you more versatility than cooking on a traditional stove top oven, which is essential while preparing a holiday dinner. The direct heat and indirect heat an outdoor grill produces allows for a variety of cooking styles to occur at once. Direct heat is identified with cooking meats, while indirect heat provides the ability to steam or even bake some of your favorite side dishes. Imagine cutting down your holiday cooking time in half! That means more time to spend with family and friends!

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Whether you enjoy a succulent steak fresh off the grill, or seek comfort next to a cozy bonfire, Cal Flame can help you host your next gathering. Cal Flame has the ability to customize its wide range of hearth and barbecue products depending on the need of each customer. Ranging from barbecues, to fire pits, and fireplaces, Cal Flame offers products that will entertain guests and turn your backyard or patio into a “Home Resort.”

Since outdoor entertaining means simplicity, once guests have gone home or moved the party indoors, your patio or backyard will be a breeze to pack up. Pre-made desserts and holiday-themed cocktails drinks can be shared once the party moves inside.

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Spending quality time with family and friends in a unique setting and Cal Flame products can create a whole new entertaining holiday experience!

For more information about Cal Flame products, please visit www.calflamebbq.com.

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Grillin’ and Chillin’ with Cal Flame

100+ Grilling Recipes
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup(s) fresh or frozen (thawed; see Tips) dark sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup(s) cherry preserves
  • 1/3 cup(s) ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
  • 2 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

  1. Stir cherries, broth, preserves, ketchup, vinegar, chipotle peppers, thyme and allspice in a small deep bowl. Transfer to a shallow non-reactive dish large enough to hold chicken. Add the chicken and turn to coat well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to high. Oil the grill rack. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Transfer the marinade to a medium skillet.
  3. Reduce the grill heat to medium and grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 7 to 9 minutes per side. Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is reduced by about half, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the chicken cool slightly; serve with the sauce.

Tips & Techniques

Find frozen, canned, and dried sour cherries at King Orchards, (877) 937-5464,kingorchards.com and The Cherry Stop, (800) 286-7209, cherrystop.net.

Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs, and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

When the weather warms up, treat your friends and family to all the summer barbecues they can handle using these recipes and tips.

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Vesta Award Winners Make an Impact at HPBExpo

March 14, 2014 by patiohearthblog

Patio & Hearth Blog features Cal Flame Master Chef Outdoor HPB Island

At this month’s Hearth, Patio, Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in Salt Lake City, a number of manufacturers won Vesta Awards for product innovation and product excellence. The Vesta Awards are sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine. Here is an overview of some of the Vesta Award winners. Congratulations to all.

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The Master Chef Outdoor HPB Island features an illuminating countertop with raised bar seating for up to ten guests to comfortably enjoy a wide range of eye-catching innovations including under counter lighting, a kamado grill and a large open cooking space.   At the center of the island is Cal Flame’s exclusive Four-Burner Convection Grill – built to provide superior heat distribution and designed to reduce grilling times. The Cal Flame Convection Grill provides an 800 square inch cooking surface with (4) 15,000 BTU high powered burners that grill, simmer, and sear your favorite meats to perfection.  Programmable LED lights add ambiance and décor while two cascading waterfalls, a luminous fire pit, and heart warming fireplace provide a calming therapeutic show that is sure to soothe the senses.  www.calspas.com