hamburgers and hot dogs on a red and white tablecloth
June 3, 2013

A Gatlinburg cabin cookout can be one of the simplest dining options for your Smoky Mountain vacation. The key is to focus on planning the meal, so your cookout can be a success. These are tips for planning your perfect Gatlinburg cabin cookout!

Plan Your Menu

The most important rule is to plan your menu in advance. Having a grocery list is important. There are plenty of places to purchase groceries and necessities for a cookout in the Gatlinburg area, but to not waste time, you should make a list and take advantage of Smoky Mountain Grocery ! This grocery option will make your cookout very easy! You submit your grocery list to the company and they deliver your items to your cabin doorstep! This way, you can spend more time in the mountains and less time at the grocery store!

You will need to plan for side items, main dishes, and dessert! Cooking out can be made much simpler when you know exactly what will be served for the meal. Simple item choices can include: hamburgers, hot dogs, buns for hot dogs or hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, and potato chips. Also, you will want to make sure you have all of the proper seasonings for your items! Make sure you have purchased condiments that will make your hamburgers even more delicious!

Take Cooking Tools

You will want to make sure you have all of the right cooking tools available. You will want to take any grilling tools to your cabin, so you do not have to purchase them. You should make sure you have all of the necessary silverware and plates, too. Most Gatlinburg cabins come with kitchen amenities, so you will probably not need to bring any paper products outside of napkins and paper towels. You will need to be sure you have enough charcoal and lighting fluid, to start up a grill at your Gatlinburg cabin. Each cabin has different amenities, so it is best to check with the cabin company for specific amenities that may be available.

Extra Tips for Gatlinburg Cabin Cookouts

If you are planning on making refrigerated items and storing them before mealtime, you need to make sure you have enough space! Some items do not keep well in the sunlight, so make sure those items are refrigerated!

Make sure to have plenty of beverages available! Bottled and canned drinks are usually the easiest option for vacationing. The summertime weather will be warm, so make sure everyone stays cool and hydrated with plenty to drink!

Parkside Cabin Rentals offers some of the most beautiful Smoky Mountain cabins. To book your stay at one of our Gatlinburg cabins, you can check out our ‘ Cabin Rentals ’ page or contact us at 1-877-535-4620 to speak with one of our friendly staff members about our cabins and their amenities.

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