Start with a Dip ...
Prep these dips in advance, then pull them out of the fridge and let your guests snack while you grill.
Try a New Burger ...
Form burger patties and prep toppings ahead, so you're ready to grill when friends arrive.
Serve Summery Sides ...
Like all good picnic food, these dishes taste as good at room temp as they do cold. They also travel well.