How to Celebrate National Grilling Month

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National Grilling Month is here and we think gathering around a grill to cook is a great way to spend time outdoors while also meeting up with friends, family, or people in your community. Here at LPYS, we hold an annual BBQ with our staff and board to relax, discuss accomplishments over the past year, and get to know each other a little more.

Besides the social aspect of grilling, it is also a healthy way to cook food. Compared to fried food grilling does not add fat to your food, nutrients are retained, and calorie levels tend to remain low. You can grill almost any type of food including fruit! To encourage you to get out and grill this month we wanted to share a few recipes with you.

Carmelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple
from The Recipe Critic

1 pineapple cut into spears
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter melted
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Lay the pineapple spears on a pan. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Whisk together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. (If it seems thick, I always put it in the microwave for a few seconds so that it can easily pour on top of the pineapple.) Spread on top of the pineapple using a cooking brush.

Grill for about 7-10 minutes or until it is starting to turn golden brown. I always like to brush the excess sauce from the pan back on top of the pineapple before serving.

Classic Grilled Chicago Hot Dogs
from Adventures of Mel

8 hoagie rolls or brat buns
4 tablespoons salted butter melted
1/4 cup poppy seeds
8 beef hot dogs
8 dill pickle spears
3 tomatoes sliced
8 tablespoons sweet and spicy pickle relish
8 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup pepperoncini
1 large white onion chopped or minced
1 teaspoon celery salt

There are so many reasons to love National Grilling Month. It's a great way for someone of any age to connect with others in their community which is what we encourage here at LPYS. So now is a good time to host a grilling session, try a unique recipe, and enjoy the great outdoors!

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