Best of all, if you're vegetarian or vegan, or you're throwing a barbecue and have vegetarian friends coming, offer them some grilled vegetables so they can enjoy the taste of summer without the burgers, hot dogs, steak or chicken.
However, I was just at an outside family barbecue where my dogs were running around, and although my niece had no physical contact with them, she complained of runny nose and coughing within 15 minutes of my arrival.
A couples shower can be as simple as a backyard barbecue or as complex as a "what do you want to be when you grow up?" costume party, where guests dress like the profession they wanted to be when they were five.
Knowing how to grill vegetables is especially useful when summer barbecue season comes around, but grilled veggies are also tasty at any time of the year and make a wonderful side or ingredient for a main dish.
If that doesn't convince you, listen to some of these recipes; southwestern potato skins, blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and ginger, cookies and cream milkshake, barbecue chicken pizza, and many more.