An Oregon couple is making the world a better place by making the most of their backyard.
The family of two had never cooked barbecue before, but the backyard had become a family hangout over the past few years.
The girls and their mother have been cooking up a family tradition, and they wanted to make a backyard BBQ to commemorate their daughter’s birthday.
The girl’s grandmother, Kristin, told ABC affiliate KGW the two-year-old daughter, who is now 5, loves the idea of the family gathering together.
“I think she really enjoys the backyard BBQ.
It’s like, you know, there’s just a sense of belonging to this backyard,” Kristin said.
The boys, meanwhile, love having their mother cook a meal for them and their family, too.
They had already tried a barbecue from their grandmother before, and this time it was the perfect way to mark the occasion.
“When we were at the grocery store, my dad brought me a recipe and said, ‘Hey, you wanna try this, let’s go over to the store and we’ll make a barbecue,'” said Jake, who’s 5.
“So that’s kind of where we started.”
It’s an easy recipe to make.
The boys are a bit skeptical, but Kristin is willing to try it.
“If you’re not ready to cook it, just let it simmer for 15 minutes and you’ll get the perfect flavor,” she said.
Once they’ve made the BBQ, the family will gather at the backyard to watch it cook.
The kids will sit at the grill and cook, while Kristin and her husband, Brian, watch the family as they work together.
They’re already planning a barbecue for their sister’s birthday, but they’re going to need more help to get it ready.
“We have some very limited supplies that we can’t make the barbecue, but we can make it the other way around,” Brian said.
“We’ve got a big stack of supplies and we’re planning on putting them on a trailer, putting them out at our house, and we want to have something to make it happen.”
The family will also have to deal with a few obstacles.
It has to wait until Friday night to get the barbecue ready.
The girls are working with a contractor, but Brian said it’s not all that complicated.
“It’s not that complicated,” he said.