Summertime is a particularly beautiful time when you live in Colorado. It’s time to get out and enjoy some summertime activities that Colorado has to offer! Whether you enjoy water sports, hiking, picnics, or mountain climbing, summer in Colorado is a wonderful time to enjoy these activities. After a long day, there’s no better way to end the day than a cozy evening outdoors around a fire with your family and friends in your backyard. Or why wait until evening? There are plenty of good things you can make using your outdoor fireplace, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert!

Hanging Out With Family and Friends

roaring fireThe best thing about summertime is hanging out with the people you love. Why not use your outdoor fireplace? Don’t limit yourself to just evenings, either. Host a family breakfast and cook over your outdoor fireplace, just like when you go camping! Let the fireplace take the chill out of the morning air, and gather the kids around to play games outdoors. Everything is more fun when you’re outdoors, and a crackling fire offers a great opportunity to sit and relax.

Did you know you can cook in many different ways using your outdoor fireplace? For some food, you may need to purchase some accessories. However, for simple foil packet meals, all you need is heavy duty aluminum foil. Throw in some meat, whether it’s hamburger, steak, chicken, or seafood, add some cut up veggies like potatoes, carrots, onions, asparagus, or whatever your favorite is, add some butter or oil and seasonings, and seal up the packet. Place this in the hot coals at the bottom of your fireplace and let it cook and you’ve got a tasty meal with no mess. You can also make things really simple and grab the roasting forks and roast some hot dogs, polish sausages, or brats over the fire. When you’re done with the main meal, get out the marshmallows, graham crackers or cookies, and candy bars and let your guests come up with their own version of a s’more for dessert.

Fun Around the Fireplace

No matter how you decide to feed your guests, a great way to end the evening is gathering around your outdoor fireplace with the people you love. It can be chilly in the evenings, so slip on a sweatshirt, pull the lawn chairs up close to the fireplace, and enjoy the night. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy or update your outdoor fireplace, give Chimney Doctors of Colorado a call today!