Grilling Backyard Entertaining Ideas With Weber Grills

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This post is in partnership with The Home Depot. All opinions are my own.


The Home Depot Kitchen Outdoor Weber Summit Grills Easy Fall Recipes


Grilling season is far from over! 

The Mister and I’ve been all about new ways to stay inspired by entertaining ourselves at home.

We started the year with a few new cooking appliances that inspired more creative yet easy recipes. The more new recipes we tried, the more creative we got. From oxtail stew to she-crab dip- and my favorite- Mexican casserole.

The more we created (and ate), the more cooking inspiration we gained. Then our new obsession really caught fire, and we transferred our energy outdoors.

We expanded on our DIY foodie obsession with the addition of an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area in our backyard!

By autumn, The Mister had designed and built the perfect backyard haven for hosting, hanging out and hot searing our favorite recipes!


Home For The Holidays With Weber Grills


Weber Grill Sear Station

It’s October, and we’re just getting started- kicking off grilling season just like autumn football ushers you right into the holidays.

Our favorite addition to the backyard, by far, is our Weber Summit Grill from The Home Depot

I keep telling everyone that this grill is the real deal!


Weber Grills Smokehouse Weber Summit


Don’t have an outdoor kitchen? No worries- all you need is the Weber Summit Grill.

This grill is the life of the party and the ultimate backyard chef’s station easy enough for anyone to use- including me! 

Weber’s impressive features like a smart fuel-level check and lighted control knobs allow a novice like me to grill with confidence. 

I don’t even need The Mister on call (he’s a retired firefighter, btw). I can achieve the perfect professional sear, with safety at the forefront of it all!


The Home Depot & Weber Grills


After all The Mister’s hard work, he can now sit back and “watch me whip and watch me Nae Nae” in our outdoor kitchen!

But he couldn’t resist sitting still. The wonders of our Weber Grill had him at ‘Sear Station!’


Home For The Holidays Weber Summit Grill


Grilling with control!

It’s nearly impossible to overcook on the Weber Summit Grill with infrared uniform cooking, built-in thermometer and an easy included recipe card grilling-guide.

There are grill times and instructions for how to pre-heat the grill for direct heat (good for small, tender meat that cooks quickly- hamburgers, steaks, and veggies & shellfish).


The Home Depot Smart Grills


Or indirect heat instructions to grill larger, tougher foods (roasts, whole chickens, ribs & bone-in cuts).

There’s also the handy Weber Grills app for grilling techniques, timers and tools.

Still, The Mister kept jumping in to give me a hand!


The Home Depot Weber Summit Grill Best Recipes For The Holidays


The Home Depot Weber Summit Grill Best Recipes


Check out these 5 innovative entertaining ideas for the holidays at home

Host your household safely, while experiencing a new holiday setting— by way of your own back yard!

1. Cook your turkey or bird directly on the grill’s large cooking area of four burners with powerful heat.

2. This Weber Grill is designed to work like a convection oven with a large lid closure to keep the heat from escaping while cooking. I see a “Best Bird” award in your Thanksgiving future!

3. Even more- there’s the Weber Summit’s rotisserie for whole chickens with a convenient slide-out grease tray and disposable drip pan. Y’all, having your own rotisserie at home— priceless! It’s foodie eye-candy watching it rotate!

4. Enjoy autumn and holiday nights out back and make hot cocoa or yummy warm apple cider using the grill’s convenient side burner with adjustable temperature settings.

5. If you’re an ole grill pro, you’ll appreciate the autumn ambiance of the built-in smoke-box. Experiment with different wood chips to find the perfect smoke flavor to suit your taste! 


The Home Depot Weber Summit Kitchen In A Grill


Weber Grills app

The Weber Grills app will even guide you through your grill setup and gas tank installation. No worries about this, though. Because if you purchase a grill $399 and over in-store, The Home Depot offers free delivery AND assembly!

The Home Depot also extends free delivery on all grills purchased online.


The Home Depot Grills



Like this post? Pin the below picture to your favorite Pinterest grilling board!


The Home Depot Kitchen & Easy Grilling x Weber Grills





  1. Sandy Bonesteel
    October 26, 2020 / 6:38 am

    I love the way your outdoor cooking area looks. We live in an apartment complex, and only have a small patio (and management doesn’t allow grilling on the patios). When my husband grills, he has to haul his tiny grill out of the storage room and then do his barbecuing away from our apartment and then carry the food back to our apartment. One of my dreams is to one day have a yard (even a tiny yard), where we can grill, eat, and relax right there. It would be so nice to have a grill that has the features that you’ve described about this grill.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:05 am

      Hi, Sandy! Yes, I do recall how apartments have this safety rule. Add the Weber Summit Grill to your new home wishlist (Pin an image here). I love creating lists like this, especially by way of a Pinterest Board. It’s fun to come back & see these dreams checked off!

    • Leela
      October 26, 2020 / 5:55 pm

      It looks like a great grill. I love grilling all year round.

      • October 26, 2020 / 9:13 pm

        Thanks, Lesley! (Tastes even better! πŸ˜‰

  2. Julie Phiffer
    October 26, 2020 / 6:56 am

    Beautiful pics!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:08 am

      Thanks so much for the compliment, Julie! The Mister worked do hard on our backyard- and the then the grill stole the show!!

  3. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 6:56 am

    I’m definitely going to miss steak once it starts snowing.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:09 am

      No need to miss it- you can still grill out (and literally chill out)! πŸ˜‰

  4. Shawn Stover
    October 26, 2020 / 7:02 am

    Wow, looks awesome!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:09 am

      Thanks, Shawn! We’re loving our Weber Summit Grill & backyard haven!

  5. Sean M
    October 26, 2020 / 7:20 am

    Great write up on a great grill!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:23 am

      Thanks, Sean! It is indeed a great grill (does more than my stove, LOL!)

  6. Michael Beeton
    October 26, 2020 / 7:26 am

    nice grill

  7. Brigitte Bauman
    October 26, 2020 / 7:33 am

    I enjoyed reading your blog on the Weber Summit Grill. I appreciate the tips you provided for entertainment.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:34 am

      So kind of you to say, Brigitte. I’m so appreciative you stopped by and also enjoyed the tips!

    October 26, 2020 / 7:41 am

    Love your outdoor kitchen! Grills have really come a long way since the one my dad used and I know hubby would love one like this. It has so many awesome features it could almost take the place of my stove, lol!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:11 am

      My thoughts exactly, Sheila! This grill is actually the whole kitchen, LOL!! With even more features than my indoor kitchen stove!

  9. Nancy
    October 26, 2020 / 7:44 am

    I love my Weber grill! 20 years and going strong.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:12 am

      Yaasss, Nancy!! Such a wonderful investment!

  10. Gina
    October 26, 2020 / 7:46 am

    Cool thanks for sharing!

  11. October 26, 2020 / 7:59 am

    We love to grill at all times of the year. Really needing a good cover now. Weber are really a great brand.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:15 am

      Yes, love Weber Grills! We have a great grill cover fro Weber, too!

  12. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 8:06 am


  13. Jennifer corrado
    October 26, 2020 / 8:25 am

    Love it! Thinking of smoking our turkey this year!!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:17 am

      Good idea! This grill even has a smoke box for that charred grill flavor! πŸ˜‰

  14. sandra
    October 26, 2020 / 8:52 am

    i love your grill enclosure. it’s like a fun alcove.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:19 am

      Never thought of it this way- but you’re right! πŸ˜‰

  15. Noelle Carroll
    October 26, 2020 / 8:57 am

    I love the idea of using a grill to cook your thanksgiving turkey

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:19 am

      Such a fun spin on the holidays, right!

  16. Debbie P
    October 26, 2020 / 9:14 am

    This is a really nice grill. We love to fire up ours up all year round even though we live in the Midwest. Thanks for the article. This Weber grill is on top of my wish list!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:25 am

      You’ve go the right idea, Debbie! Grilling season doesn’t have to end! Pin a pic of the Weber Summit Grill to your Pinterest Board. That’s my favorite way to create wishlists!

  17. Della Dabner
    October 26, 2020 / 9:19 am

    Reading this post made me so hungry. That Weber grill is awesome. I totally agree that grilling season is not over. My brother in law grills year round. This grill would be the perfect gift for him. Knowing the delivery is free as well as the assembly is an added plus because he’s a great cook but he’s not very handy with putting things together. I love the pole for the chicken or the turkey. Thank you for sharing your family with us.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:28 am

      You’re so welcome, Della! I love how your BIL doesn’t shut down his grill! The Weber Summit is the perfect gift for him, and it’s awesome that delivery and assembly are included! At my house, The Mister enjoys building and assembly. I watched him & my son put our grill together, and I must say Weber made it pretty easy! πŸ˜‰

  18. Andrea Hatfield
    October 26, 2020 / 9:27 am

    My family enjoys grilling and entertaining. Weber Grills are known to be some of the best! I love your outdoor grilling area and your dog is also adorable!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:32 am

      Thanks so much, Andrea! Like your family, outdoor entertaining is our jam! Sounds like Weber Summit is the perfect gift for your family, too!

  19. Jo-Ann Brightman
    October 26, 2020 / 9:30 am

    I do not have an area for outdoor cooking that is big enough. Your area looks great.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:36 am

      Yes, Jo-Ann, the Weber Summit is pretty robust! I love that they offer various grill types and sizes.

  20. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 9:38 am

    I love the grill. It is big enough to accommodate a cookout for family and friends.

    • October 26, 2020 / 10:07 am

      You’re so right! The perfect grill for entertaining outdoors- and timely too! πŸ˜‰

  21. Tamara Regan
    October 26, 2020 / 9:48 am

    After seeing your setup I think I will look into getting a rotisserie for our Weber grill. What a wonderful way to make whole chickens and still be able to cook on the grill section.

    • October 26, 2020 / 10:17 am

      Oh great idea! I know the Weber Summit Grill comes with a rotisserie- I wonder if you can add that as an accessory to another Weber Grill? Certainly worth looking up!! πŸ˜‰

  22. Margaret Smith
    October 26, 2020 / 9:50 am

    We love to grill throughout the year. Even in the snow at times. Love your grilling area. Very creative!

    • October 26, 2020 / 10:20 am

      Margaret, I love how you’re not fenced in by the season and you grill year round!!

  23. wendy hutton
    October 26, 2020 / 10:07 am

    I love your bbq enclosure so great, the food you are bbq looks so good

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:50 am

      Thanks so much! We are grilling everything we can think of, LOL!

      • tammy ta
        October 26, 2020 / 11:55 am

        This looks like a big bbq. I would love to have one of these, we are due for a new one. Ours is on it’s last leg. Whole chicken on the bbq is the best!

        • October 26, 2020 / 12:00 pm

          Yes, Tammy! The Weber Summit Grill had me at rotisserie! I highly recommend this grill as your next addition!

  24. Renee Travis
    October 26, 2020 / 10:42 am

    This is such an awesome outdoor grilling space! The way you have it set up is nice. Unfortunately I don’t have a outdoor area, but sure would love one!

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:53 am

      Thank you, Renee! Add this pic to a new home ideas Pinterest boards. I have a board like this & it’s my favorite place to add ideas and inspiration for what I’ll manifest in the future!

  25. Helga
    October 26, 2020 / 10:47 am

    I would love one of these grills! Weber is a great manufacturer of grills.

  26. Kathleen Whitney
    October 26, 2020 / 10:49 am

    Great setup! When you have such a good area to grill, your dinner plans will be extra special!

  27. Renee Travis
    October 26, 2020 / 10:50 am

    I didn’t know you could cook a turkey on the grill! We need to try this!

  28. Danielle Williams
    October 26, 2020 / 10:57 am

    I love how huge this grill is and the food looks amazing!

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:55 am

      Danielle, I was amazed by the grill’s size and unique features. More features than my stove!

  29. Ashley B
    October 26, 2020 / 11:06 am

    Wow this looks great!!

  30. Susan Smith
    October 26, 2020 / 11:15 am

    This is a nice grill! We grill year round here. I like that you can rotisserie a chicken with a convenient slide-out grease tray and disposable drip pan.. I had never seen that feature on a grill before.

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:56 am

      Susan, being the clean-freak that I am, the slide-out grease tray is also one of my favorite features!

  31. Molli Vandehey-Taylor
    October 26, 2020 / 11:47 am

    Even in the rain in Portland, grilling season is all year ’round if you’re committed!

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:58 am

      Yaasss, Molli (love your name spelling, btw ;-). Portland is becoming one of my favorite places- you all don’t believe in being fenced in, & I love that!

  32. Marci
    October 26, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    I like to grill all year long

  33. Shonda Stracener
    October 26, 2020 / 12:15 pm

    I love grilling year round!!

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:20 pm

      Same here, Shonda (love your name, btw)!

  34. Kristin McCall
    October 26, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    Awesome content! I love this idea!

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:21 pm

      Makes my day to hear this! Thanks, Kristin!

  35. Kelsey vinson
    October 26, 2020 / 12:28 pm

    Yes girl! We love to grill whenever we can.

  36. antoinettem2
    October 26, 2020 / 12:36 pm

    I especially like the rotisserie. Weber is a great brand!

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:22 pm

      Right! Weber had me on this grill at rotisserie! πŸ˜‰

  37. Patty wright
    October 26, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    That’s a real nice grill

  38. Anna Pry
    October 26, 2020 / 1:03 pm

    grilling makes pretty much every food taste better, I wish my grill were easier to use and clean!~

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:31 pm

      I agree about grilling & this grill is a breeze to use and cleanup!

  39. Paula
    October 26, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    You have a great outdoor kichen setup and I enjoyed learning about grilling.

  40. Victoria Barbour
    October 26, 2020 / 2:23 pm

    I have never seen a grill that has an opinion for rotisserie before, that is amazing and would be very convenient.

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      Victoria, Weber Grills had me at rotisserie!!

  41. Nicole G
    October 26, 2020 / 2:46 pm

    We love to grill and do it year round. Weber is the best!

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      I agree with both of what you said, Nicole!

  42. Gina Blades
    October 26, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    We have a Weber grill.

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:45 pm

      Rhetorical question- but don’t you love your Weber!

  43. October 26, 2020 / 3:53 pm

    That’s a lovely outdoor kitchen ????

  44. Stephanie V
    October 26, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    wow – that’s a serious grill! Enjoy!

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:45 pm

      I said the same, Stephanie- this grill’s the real deal!!

  45. ellen beck
    October 26, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    We have grilled in a blizzard before! Oh how I wish we had a grilling station like yours it is so nice. I love how it has a rotisserie how wonderful! Nothing beats grilled food.

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:47 pm

      Ellen! You’re a grill pro!! Yes- you’d love the rotisserie and the smokebox especially in the the winter (yum ;-)!

  46. Heather Howard
    October 26, 2020 / 4:49 pm

    That was a great post! Thanks so very much for sharing your experience and opinions . Lots of great info and now I want one more than ever!

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:47 pm

      Heather! Put the Weber Summit on your Pinterest Board wishlist!!

  47. Patricia Parsons
    October 26, 2020 / 4:58 pm

    We’re not allowed to have grills in my apartment complex πŸ™ But we are house shopping so I can’t wait to be somewhere that we can cook out again! Grilling is such a taste of summer <3 Love your outdoor space!

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:48 pm

      Thanks, Patricia- and all my best on your home search! So exciting!

  48. Cindy Mahoney
    October 26, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    What a nice grill, Webers are one of the best…

  49. Angela Parrish
    October 26, 2020 / 5:14 pm

    i’m a dog lover so any picture with a dog gets my attention.

  50. October 26, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    This grill sounds and looks epic. I’ve never owned a grill before but this makes me want one that much more! I love that Home Depot offers free shipping and assembly too.

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:51 pm

      Yes, Jenn! The Weber Summit is perfect for grill novices- like you and I both! πŸ˜‰

  51. Meagan Lawson
    October 26, 2020 / 7:43 pm

    Love the photo of the dog getting a grilled snack! πŸ™‚ Everyone loves some grilling!

  52. heather
    October 26, 2020 / 7:48 pm

    This grill looks amazing we so need a new one thanks for the great information.

  53. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 8:35 pm

    What a great set up love your grilling area. Thanks for sharing the snow is here but I am still going to be out ther grilling love grilled food.

  54. Jenny Ham
    October 26, 2020 / 8:36 pm

    What a great set up love your grilling area. Thanks for sharing the snow is here but I am still going to be out ther grilling love grilled food.

  55. Tina F
    October 26, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    Love your set up there. It looks very relaxing there to do grilling. Great job

  56. October 27, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    Weber grills have such a good reputation!

    • October 27, 2020 / 5:54 pm

      Yes they do- Weber is a trusted authority in grilling!

  57. Patty wright
    October 27, 2020 / 4:49 pm

    I have a grill we got this year that works on pellets. We grill weekly

      • Debbie Yoder
        October 28, 2020 / 1:58 pm

        This outdoor area looks wonderful! We grill all year, one of the best ways to cook.Love the grill!

      • Edward Matia
        October 28, 2020 / 2:16 pm

        cool promo

        • October 28, 2020 / 5:47 pm

          Thanks! (It’s kinda hot tho- get it?- the grill, LOL!)

  58. Sandra Dufoe
    October 28, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    Love the size of that grill it would work amazing for our summer barbeques. We use ours all year around even when we have tonnes of snow. Of course I send my husband out to do it in the cold.

    • October 28, 2020 / 5:29 pm

      LOL! Loving that you don’t stop grilling because of the change in season!

    October 28, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    WOW! That’s one heck of a grill!

  60. Cheryl Chervitz
    October 28, 2020 / 2:16 pm

    There is no such thing as a bad time to grill. I grew up grilling in zero degree weather. Weber is a great grill I love my Weber charcoal grill.

    • October 28, 2020 / 5:35 pm

      You’re so right, Cheryl! It’s always the right time to grill!!

  61. justaguywithafewquirks
    October 28, 2020 / 2:24 pm

    That’s a fab looking set up you’ve got going there! I just got a new smoker grill that claims to be able to smoke, grill, bake, etc and I’m having a fun time trying all sorts of things out there.

    • October 28, 2020 / 5:37 pm

      Awe yeah! You sound like us at my house!

  62. Shirley Symon
    October 28, 2020 / 3:28 pm

    Even though I live in Michigan as long as it’s about 50 degrees I grill out. It’s the only way I like my red meat. I do make pot roast in the slow cooker though.

  63. Klydra Pugh
    October 28, 2020 / 3:39 pm

    We are in need of a new grill. Yours looks great!

    • October 28, 2020 / 5:41 pm

      I highly recommend this one- Weber Summit Grill!

  64. Rebecca Weiss
    October 28, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    We love grilled chicken and vegetables! You just can’t beat the grilled flavor. It is so good!!

  65. Judith Asuncion
    October 28, 2020 / 8:36 pm

    A grill I can use all year long! I love grilling chicken, steak, seafood!

    • October 28, 2020 / 11:25 pm

      Yes to all of those foods- and year long on the grill!

  66. Judith Asuncion
    October 28, 2020 / 8:37 pm

    A grill I use all year long!

  67. donna porter
    October 28, 2020 / 9:46 pm

    My hubby is all into grilling! We grill all types of meats and veggies as well all times of the year!

  68. Mya Murphy
    October 29, 2020 / 12:29 am

    I love my grilled foods, and it seems like Weber grills have so much more durability than most other grills. Your dinner looked SO yummo..

    • October 29, 2020 / 2:06 am

      Awe, thanks, girly! (and true about Weber Grills)

  69. Michael Coovert
    October 29, 2020 / 3:12 am

    We would definitely grill all year if we could. But in the dead of winter, it just gets too cold here in Kentucky. The good thing about that is that we always have that to look forward to once spring rolls around.

    • October 29, 2020 / 2:28 pm

      I like that- keeping it as something to look forward to!

  70. LeAnn Harbert
    October 31, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    We’ve always grilled pretty much all year long. This past summer all my boys and granddaughters were over every weekend and we would grill and have a picnic in the yard so we could stay apart.

    • October 31, 2020 / 11:24 pm

      An awesome social distancing ideas that’s still together and fun!

      • Sarah L
        November 2, 2020 / 1:08 am

        Looks like a wonderful grill. I do not have the space for it where I live.

        • November 2, 2020 / 10:39 am

          Yes, this grill is pretty robust! Weber makes smaller grills, too!

  71. kesha
    November 2, 2020 / 7:49 am

    I love your outdoor cooking area. It is so pretty. You all look like you are having so much fun grilling together.

  72. Tina Louise
    November 2, 2020 / 8:53 am

    I love grilling in the fall. I really love the rotissere feature.

  73. Rhonda Miotke
    November 2, 2020 / 9:04 am

    Very nicely done. We grill year around and love it.

  74. Kelly Kimmell
    November 2, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Looks like this would be a very user-friendly grill.

    • November 2, 2020 / 10:43 am

      Yes its is! Especially for a novice like me, LOL!

  75. Tara L
    November 3, 2020 / 12:07 pm

    I love grilling shrimp and chicken mainly on the grill. I feel like people that live in the warmer weather that have the great deeds on grilling throughout the year LOL.

  76. kesha
    November 3, 2020 / 11:53 pm

    Love your new outdoor kitchen and the grill is amazing!

  77. ellen beck
    November 17, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    We will grill in a blizzard! Yeah, we have done it. Nothing better than grilled meat even if it means shaking off the snow.

  78. wendy hutton
    November 18, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    sounds like an amazing grill, love your outdoor space

    • November 18, 2020 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you, Wendy. This grill is the best!

  79. bn100
    November 20, 2020 / 11:25 am

    sounds fun to use

  80. Lesly Figueroa
    November 23, 2020 / 2:00 pm

    I love everything grilled especially carne asada and chicken

  81. Kent Penigar
    November 29, 2020 / 3:14 pm

    Seeing this blog makes me hungry

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