It's Friday night and you're on your way home from work, and
your youngest child sends you a text asking 'what's for
MOLLY MAID, the professional house cleaners,
share the following top tips to help you organise the best quick
and painless last minute barbecue ever:
Food: Call into the supermarket and pick
up easy-to-prepare barbecue classics: ready-made beef burgers,
coleslaw and potato salad from the deli section, together with
bread rolls for the burgers, a juicy red tomato, red onion and jar
of deli pickles.
Barbecue: Text/ call your partner and ask
them to fire up the barbecue as you approach home.
Drink: Text/ call to put drinks to cool
in the fridge.
Preparation: Once you're home, delegate the
various tasks. For example, ask one child to lay the table on the
patio or terrace and perhaps ask the older one (if age appropriate)
to slice the tomato and onion and to put all the condiments for the
burgers on the table.
Activity: Why not suggest the children play an
outdoor game such as cricket, swingball or badminton to keep them
entertained while you and your partner cook the burgers and dress
Dinner's ready: Enjoy sitting down over a meal
and spending precious time together as a family.