Two days ago, we just hosted a BBQ party at home as per request of my son for his simple birthday party. He wanted to get away with the traditional snack parties where we usually cook spaghetti, fried chicken, shanghai rolls, fried rice, salads and sandwiches. This time, we tried to host a BBQ party where the guests would have the opportunity to cook their own foods. We set up our outdoor space in the garage area for the small party. We put up some tables and chairs plus a BBQ pit and we brought out our electric cooker for the "beef nilaga" wherein the beef cubes were already precooked minus the veggies. We cut and prepare the veggies in a nice large tray so that the guests will help themselves to add up the veggies one at a time in the boiling broth. We also prepared the rice wrapped in banana leaves ala "binalot" and the guests were thrilled to eat with their bare hands. I was convinced that this kind of party will bring more fun so I gave in with the idea and we didn't regret it at all. I was just thinking that should we have the chance, I would like to put up a more organized outdoor kitchen permanently in an outdoor space at home.
Three designs courtesy of hgtv had caught my attention and I found these designs so lovely:
But I prefer the simplicity of the first one. :) The second one is cool and elegant but requires a larger space and would definitely be more costly.
But if you have the budget and a large space in your yard, why not try this one?
This one is beautiful but quite lavish. If you can afford it, then go for it! If not, then consider using your creative hands trying to design a simple yet functional outdoor kitchen. Remember, it doesn't have to be costly. You may be surprised that simple things can very well be converted into a wonderful work of art just by being creative. :)