BBQ with Family, But Can't Have What They're Having?

So many occasions come up when it’s starts to get warm out to have a barbecue or to attend family or friends get together.  And honestly I have opted to just have it be us three, and have turned down a few offers.  But with our son just about three years old I have learned my own way without him being left out.

You can do the obvious and pre-cook meal before you leave home.  I do that if we need to go anywhere.  But at a barbecue, I want my son who loves food to have grilled food! I’m sure many of you can relate to not wanting to be left out, of anything really.

You can bring your own food and cook it there, but where?  I’ve carried my own pots and pans to many convenient places like grandpa’s house, but bringing your food even with pots and pans aren’t the best idea to someone’s backyard or park.

I used to carry aluminum foil to place over grill and cook, but it doesn’t really grill all too well unless you poke wholes in the foil, but then that opens a risk of contamination.  So that brings me to my final idea that works great!  Bring your own portable little grill; there are two different options one that uses propane gas, and the good old charcoal.  Carry vegetables and meat in cooler along with seasonings and you should be all set.

Just make sure that which ever one you choose to use, is allowed where you are going.  Make sure there isn’t a rule against it at park you are planning to go to, and of course if you are going to someone’s home, ask first too.

This has proven to be the best option for us, because our son is severely allergic to a long list of foods, hope this helps someone else out there new to the world of food allergies.  Just because someone has food allergies, doesn't mean they can't enjoy great tasting food too, it's all just about learning the simple tricks to doing so.

Have a great Fourth of July everyone, and wish you all safe, delicious eating!