Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t always have to take place in the dining room. Why not host an outdoor Thanksgiving celebration for a change? If you optimized your patio for outdoor living, then this is a terrific way to bring the family together.
1. Prepare for Rain
Rain can ruin any outdoor event. You will need a backup plan if a downpour befalls Mukilteo on the day of giving thanks. Does your patio have an awning or canopy? If you need to move the event indoors, is the dining room ready to accommodate a crowd?
2. Keep the Food Warm
The food can quickly cool under the chilly outdoor temperature. Cold gravy and corn soup won’t sit well with the guests. We recommend using catering style chafing dishes. Another idea is to serve the food indoors and then have the guests proceed to the patio. If you keep the food outside, then consider patio curtains. This keeps out the wind and prevents food from cooling too quickly.
3. Have Ample Lighting
Due to the recent daylight savings time change, you can expect dark to descend around 6:00 pm. We recommend pillar candles, which make great centerpieces for the occasion. Consider a candle with autumn-inspired scent, such as cranberry, pumpkin, or apple cinnamon cider. If you have an outdoor fire pit, this is the occasion to light it up.
4. Thanksgiving BBQ
A backyard BBQ shouldn’t be limited to July and Sunday afternoons. Cut up the turkey and prepare the meat in a grill or smoker. This gives the meat a hickory flavor that you can’t acquire from using a kitchen oven.
Our advice this Thanksgiving is simple: experiment with new recipes and settings. Contact All Points Heating to purchase cookware that delivers restaurant-quality taste. An outdoor Thanksgiving creates a novel experience that builds lasting memories.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving customers from Arlington to Renton and Bellevue to Shoreline, including Seattle, Redmond, Bothell, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Kirkland, Mercer Island and the surrounding area.