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Essential Barbecue Food Every Menu Should Have

Essential Barbecue Foods For Everyone

Depending on where you live, your barbecue might be spicy, vinegar-based, or sweetened with molasses. While different regions claim their barbecue style and sauces are best, there are some essential barbecue foods that all areas cook up. Here is a list of the top essential barbecue foods that are sure to tempt your taste buds.

The Meats

When you think barbecue, the first thing to come to mind is the meat! It wouldn’t be a real barbecue without some pulled pork shoulder sandwiches, sliced brisket, ribs, or smoked sausage. Barbecue meats should be full of flavor and come from high-quality cuts, like certified Black Angus beef cuts, and your teeth should sink right in.

Pass the Potatoes

Another barbecue essential is the potatoes! Whether they come baked or in potato salad, a good barbecue meal is sure to have some potatoes to pass around. Make sure to try out a loaded baked potato with your favorite meat and topped with bacon, butter, cheese, sour cream, and chives.

Essential Side Items

We’ve covered the meat and potatoes, but there are some essential side dishes served with most barbecue meals. Along with potato salad (which we already covered), a barbecue wouldn’t be complete without some coleslaw, baked beans, mac-n-cheese, green beans and corn on the cob.

Barbecue Foods For Everyone

These classic barbecue staples make the perfect meal for any occasion. Whether you are feeding a crowd or a small family, these essential barbecue foods are sure to delight everyone and even offer some healthy eating options for those watching their waistlines. So stop by your favorite local barbecue joint or call in some catering and enjoy these essential barbecue foods tonight!

To learn more about essential barbecue foods and how to get some on your dinner table or next function, Contact Us.

Things to Do in Montgomery County

There are so many things to do in Montgomery County. With temperate winters and gorgeous spring weather, you can enjoy the sights all year round. If you’re new to the area or just in need of a little inspiration, this is your essential guide!

Seasonal Activities

Many activities and destinations in Montgomery County are seasonal, or annual.  For example, the Texas Renaissance Festival runs from the end of September to November but is a must-see if you’re in the area. Make sure you do your research to avoid missing out on seasonal activities, events or races!

 Fantastic Barbecue

Enjoy mouth-watering Texas barbecue made in a custom built smoker at The Meating Place, located in Pinehurst and Historic Montgomery County. Weekly specials include brisket tacos on Tuesday, ribs on Wednesday, three meat Thursdays and Frito pies on Friday. See the full menu for all their offerings!

 7 Acre Wood

Located in Conroe, 7 Acre Wood features a petting zoo, putt-putt golf course, western play town, playground, gigantic sandbox, rope slide, horseshoes and much more! There’s fun for the whole family.

 The Historic Depot

The Magnolia Historical Society manages and maintains the Historic Depot Complex, located on Melton Street. The complex includes the historic doctor’s office and barbershop, an antique sawmill, a Southern Pacific caboose and the Magnolia Depot Museum.

 High Meadow Ranch Golf Club

High Meadow Ranch Golf Club the premier daily fee golf facilities in Magnolia. Built around the majestic beauty of rustic Texas countryside, High Meadow Ranch Golf Club features a huge clubhouse and practice facilities, in addition to the breathtaking courses.

 Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is a 21,000-acre lake extending 21 miles. Enjoy a variety of water sports, and take advantage of everything The Waterpoint Marina has to offer. Rent a luxury yacht, paddleboards for the family or a party boat for your family reunion. You’ll never run out of things to do on Lake Conroe.

 The Game Preserve

The Game Preserve Arcade is located in Spring and houses hundreds of new and classic arcade games. With the daily or monthly passes, you avoid the hassle of tokens.  Just walk up to any game you choose and push start. Enjoy the classic 80’s and 90’s arcade experience!

Food and Fun in Montgomery County

Texas is well known for some of the best food, entertainment, and music in the country. Montgomery County embodies all of these things, offering something for everyone. Spend a day exploring the history of the region, then load up on barbecue at The Meating Place. .

5 Ways to Fit Family Time Into Your Busy Schedule

Everyone seems to be so busy these days. Juggling work, house cleaning, kid’s schedules, and other responsibilities can take over your lives and make you feel like you aren’t spending enough quality time with your family. Spending time with your family is necessary to make and keep strong connections and needs to be a part of your daily life.” 

Creating Family Time

Finding balance in life between everything you have to juggle doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are five easy ways to fit family time into your busy schedule.

 Plan Family Time

One thing is for sure–if you don’t plan family time, it most likely won’t happen! Make sure to schedule time together and put it on your calendar. Try to schedule it in advance to give everyone time to take off or make other arrangements. Write it down on your to-do list or in your day-planner to make sure you don’t forget or accidentally schedule over it.

 Weekly Family Dinners

The best way to fit family time into your busy schedule is to make sure you and your family share dinner (or other meals) together. Mealtime is perfect for talking about what is happening in each other’s worlds and gives you a chance to work together to come up with creative meals or themed dinner nights. Catering (like with some delicious barbecue) also makes dinner night easier! Pick up some food so you don’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning up the dishes afterward.

 Get Your Kids Involved

Getting your kids involved in your daily activities is another way to squeeze in some quality family time! Let them help with chores, yard work, or a craft project. Invent a family clean-up game, or race each other to see who can put their clothes away fastest. There is no reason they should be glued to the television instead of helping and hanging out with their family and working together.

 Create a New Tradition

You don’t have to wait around for a holiday or birthday to share in a tradition. It can be fun and bring you altogether by creating a new family tradition! Maybe a once a month hiking trip or dinner out at your favorite barbecue restaurant. Make sure everyone is there to participate and make sure that you are all disconnected from the internet and connected to each other.


Take Time for Family Time

We all need to make sure we spend quality time with our family.  No matter how busy you are, you can always find and make time if you plan ahead, stop being a perfectionist and get the whole family involved in the work around the house.
To learn more about how easy it is to grab high quality Texas BBQ on the go, Contact Us.