Strange but true: Better Homes and Gardens magazine dropped a bombshell in its June 2012 issue, proclaiming not just once but twice that backyard barbecues should be casual and easy:
“Barbecue is about keeping things casual.” (p. 100)
“Outdoor entertaining is all about ease.” (p. 102)
Homeowners of America, take note! It’s no longer necessary to set the picnic table with fine china and silver. Forget the crystal candlesticks. Ditch the heirloom linen tablecloth. And tell your guests that white tie and tails won’t be necessary anymore.
However, you’re not completely off the hook. BH&G’s home entertaining tips include handmade placecards, homemade take-home gifts for each guest, and labor-intensive recipes like Organic Homegrown Olives on Yeast Bread with Truffles.
So start preparing now, and you just might be ready to host a Labor Day picnic.
Just remember to keep it casual.
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