Everyone loves the idea of the beer can chicken -- it's so funny to think about. The truth is, it really does make a juicy chicken on the grill. So fire up the coals (or gas), set up a big table in the backyard, and enjoy time with the kids and guests with this easy menu. The day of the party all you need to do is reheat the do-ahead dishes.
This timeline shows you how far in advance food preparation for the menu can take place. Following these tips allows maximum time with your guests and minimum fuss.