It’s BBQ season and if you are looking some food ideas and summer activities, then look no further!
Whether the forecast is glorious sunshine or pouring rain, we are going to be having BBQs no matter what.
As a parent, you know that summer is an exciting time for families. It’s a time for soaking up the sun, enjoying delicious food, and spending quality time with loved ones. And what better way to do all of that than by hosting a BBQ?
At Baker Street, we understand that you want to impress your guests with unique and flavourful dishes, while also keeping things simple and stress-free. That’s why we’ve put together a list of BBQ recipes that are sure to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. From classic cheeseburgers to pulled pork hot dogs, we’ve got something for everyone.
But the food is just one part of the equation. We also want to help you create unforgettable memories with your family. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of fun summer activities that both kids and adults will love. From picnics to cars made of hot dogs, there’s plenty to do with the kids this summer and keep them entertained. With a little planning and creativity, you can turn a simple outdoor meal into a magical experience.
Whether you’re looking for food ideas or summer activities, Baker Street has got you covered. So, fire up the grill, grab your Baker Street Burger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls, and get ready to make this summer one to remember!
Summer BBQ Food Ideas
At Baker Street, we believe that BBQs are all about bringing people together over delicious food, and we’ve got some mouthwatering BBQ food ideas for this summer that are sure to do just that. Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, we’ve got something for everyone.
First up, we have a classic cheeseburger made with Baker Street Burger Buns. This burger is juicy, flavourful and perfect for meat lovers. With our soft and tasty buns that are built for burgers, creating these is a must for your next summer BBQ.
Halloumi & Tomato Kebabs On Toasted Rye Bread
For those who are vegetarian, we have Halloumi & Tomato Kebabs on toasted Baker Street Rye Bread Slices. These grilled skewer kebabs are bursting with flavour and will satisfy even the most carnivorous of appetites. Baker Street’s Rye Bread adds a toasty crunch that complements the savoury halloumi and juicy tomatoes perfectly.
Pulled Pork Sloppy Joe Hot Dogs
Last but not least, we have Pulled Pork Sloppy Joe Hot Dogs, made with Baker Street Jumbo Hot Dog Rolls. This recipe is a twist on the classic hot dog, with tender pulled pork and tangy BBQ sauce piled high on a soft and super-sized Baker Street Jumbo Hot Dog Roll. It’s messy, it’s delicious and it’s sure to be a hit with your BBQ guests.
Want to serve something other than the regular burgers and hot dogs? Well, Baker Street has got you covered. We’ve got some weirdly wonderful BBQ recipes that are definitely worth a try!
So, we know pineapple on a pizza is a controversial one, but what about pineapple on a burger? Well, we love it! Add some grilled pineapple rings and slices of bacon to your burger for a sweet and salty combo. You could also try it with peaches as well. For extra flavour, we recommend grilling the fruit slices on the BBQ for a few minutes with your burgers.
Want a meat-free burger option? We love this grilled aubergine burger with mozzarella and lots of salad all inside a Baker Street Burger Bun.
Yes, you read that right, a chocolate burger! This is definitely one of our wackiest combos, but we love it. Using a normal beef burger, fill the centre with chocolate before grilling. Stack your burger bun as your normally would before cutting in half and letting the chocolate ooze out. We promise it’s delicious!
Banana, Mars Bar and Marshmallow Hot Dog
Who says BBQs are just for savoury foods? Wrap a banana in some tin foil, along with mini marshmallows and a chopped-up Mars Bar and place on the BBQ. Once the chocolate has melted and the banana is hot, place inside a Baker Street Hot Dog Roll and enjoy a sweet spin on a hot dog. That’s a hot banana if we’ve ever seen one!
Summer Activity Ideas for Young Families
Summer is a special time for families, full of warm weather, long days and endless possibilities for fun and adventure. As a young parent, you want to make the most of this time and create lasting memories with your children. That’s why we’ve put together a list of summer activities that are perfect for young families.
From outdoor picnics to indoor crafts, we’ve got something for everyone. Our activities are designed to keep your children entertained and engaged, while also allowing you to spend quality time together as a family. And the best part? You can do most of them without breaking the bank.
Formula Bun Championships
Using our Baker Street Hot Dog Rolls you can create your very own bread mobile. For ours we used cherry tomato wheels, cucumber slice tyres and a sausage engine, but why not see if you and the family can create one of your own!
Flag Toast Toppers
If sport is a big part of your summer why not try this summer activity. Rustle up some Flag Toast Toppers and see what nations’ flags you can create. With our Baker Street Sliced Loaves and lots of colourful ingredients, the world is your oyster! A central dollop or ketchup? That’s Japan. A spread of jam down one side. That’s Poland. And when you turn that upside down? Indonesia!
Family Road Trip
Need a fun summer activity that gets you out the house? Go on a family road trip! But don’t forget to pack a lunch and plan ahead with some tasty sarnies wherever you go. Try using our Baker Street Sliced Loaves or Burger Buns to make some yummy sandwiches to take with you on your day out.
Baker Street World Record
Our prestigious Baker Street World Records are the very best in bread achievement, so we’re asking you to break one!
Usain Bolt might be able to run 100m in 9.58 seconds, but could he knock up a turkey sarnie in 12.2 seconds? Well, give it a go and see if you can become a Baker Street Record Breaker!
Sweet BBQ Kebabs
Our Sweet Kebabs are a fun snack that the kids can make themselves. Using our Baker Street Hot Dog Rolls (that’s right, they aren’t just for sausages), you can fill them with strawberries, grilled bananas and toasted marshmallows and smother it all in chocolate. Now that’s one yummy snack.
Hot Dog Rocket
Dough infinity and beyond! Create a Baker Street Rocket to win the space race, and smash through the dough-zone layer. With a Baker Street Hot Dog Roll engine, toasted Sliced White Loaf dynamics and whatever decorations you like, your rockets are bound to be bun-believeable!
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
No knead to head down to the woods today, as you can bring the teddy bear’s picnic to your garden! Teddies make excellent picnic guests and they love Baker Street Burger Buns to make their sandwiches. Enjoy an afternoon teddy tea party as a fun summer activity for you children.
Tips for Hosting a Summer Stress-Free BBQ
Hosting a BBQ can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful if you’re not prepared. To help you host a stress-free BBQ this summer, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that will make the process a breeze.
- Plan ahead: start planning your BBQ at least one week in advance. Make a list of everything you’ll need, including food, drinks, paper plates, utensils and decorations.
- Prep in advance: to save time on the day of the BBQ, prep as much as you can ahead of time. Make salads, marinades and desserts the day before, and chop vegetables and meat a few hours before the BBQ.
- Keep it simple: don’t feel like you need to cook a gourmet meal for your guests. Stick to simple recipes that are easy to prepare and will please everyone. Burgers, hot dogs and grilled veggies are always a hit. Need some inspiration – take a look at our summer recipes.
- Delegate tasks: don’t be afraid to ask your guests for help. Assign tasks such as setting up tables, pouring drinks and grilling the food to others who are more than willing to help.
- Provide shade and seating: make sure you have enough seating and shade for your guests to relax and enjoy the day. Set up umbrellas, tents and chairs in advance.
- Keep the bugs away: nothing ruins a BBQ faster than pesky bugs. Set up citronella candles, bug spray and keep food covered until it’s time to eat.
- Have fun: remember, the most important part of hosting a BBQ is to have fun! Don’t stress too much about the little details and enjoy the day with your friends and family.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to host a stress-free BBQ using our food ideas for this summer that your guests will love. So, sit back and enjoy the summer sun with your loved ones and some tasty Baker Street products.
We hope our BBQ food ideas & recipes will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and impress your guests with unique and delicious dishes. And with our list of fun summer activities, you’ll never run out of ideas for keeping your family entertained. If you found this blog post helpful, we can’t wait to hear about your own summer BBQ food ideas! Be sure to snap a picture and tag @lovebakerstreet on Instagram and Facebook. Let’s make this summer a memorable one!