We're having a party in a month to celebrate a number of things, and I want to have a great spread for our friends (will have 8-10 people). Past parties have been of the "BYOB/bring a dish to pass" variety, and I want to take care of everything this time around. Here are the caveats:
1. Want to use my (small) gas grill as much as possible.
2. Want it to be budget-friendly.
3. Drinks of beer and wine will be served. (or an easy cocktail...ideas?)
4. Want it to be easy (at least easy when guests are there, don't mind doing a lot of prep work beforehand).
I'm comfortable with more complicated things, but when the guests are there and the grill is hot, I want things to be easy so I can spend time with our friends, and not slaving over the grill futzing around with labor-intensive foods.
It would be different if I had a deck, but as it were, I grill in my driveway. Perhaps a heavy cleaning of the garage may be in order to serve dinner?