Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Feeding a Crowd?


Yep - it's time to say goodbye this old relic. It was in poor working condition 12 years ago when we bought the house, and was one of the first things we were going to replace. It would heat to about 500 degrees, with no in-between, and grilling in it resulted in a lot of burned things! LOL Well, you know how time flies...

Good grief! This must be the Mercedes Benz of outdoor gas grills! Now remember, there are just 2 of us, and we seldom entertain! When DH purchases something, he does not shop. He gets on the phone and asks, "do you have a such-and-such?". If they do, he says "send it out." No questions, no comparing options, no price comparison, no looking at the samples in the store. He does the same with TVs, appliances, etc. I haven't even opened the lid to see what is there. Guess I'll have to purchase a new set of grill tools. Maybe I should just call the store and say, "send a set out." To tell you the truth, while that method cares me to death, there is no wasted time considering, comparing, dealing, etc.

We often don't use air conditioning, and so as not to heat the house, I don't bake much in the summer. However, now, if I want to cook/bake something, I can take it outdoors, just like the old folks did with their summer kitchens. Not a bad idea.

9 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Let us know when the ribs are done, Dolly and I will be right over. I'll bring the salad and the chocolate cake!

~Joan said...

I'll bring a fruit salad and iced tea, and we'll be all set.

Nancy said...

This is a good thing Elaine. Your (summer) cooking days are over. It is all hubby's job now. Clap with me!!

BTW I purchased a grilling cookbook this past weekend. I'll drop it off to you in the morning so you can take a look.

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Must inform you that grill and eating burnt food causes cancer.
Plus smoke stinks up the air. Don't pollute.

Joyce said...

Nice grill. Ignore the comment by Anonymous (why are negative comments always by Anonymous?) and enjoy your outdoors while it's still summer.

Purple Pam said...

I must not let my husband see your husband's new BBQr. He would succumb with envy! I myself am drooling a little!

Anonymous said...

wow. Love the summer kitchen idea.

Anonymous said...

I have heard, might be a rumor, that the reason husbands don't take care of themselves is because they want to die to get away from women especially quilters with large stashes. Also I think thats it doesn't help that quilters are really good cooks and like to bake tasty food. It's sad but true. Have a good 4th. Eat, enjoy, and buy fabric.

Donna said...

That grill looks grand! I'm too far away to get the wonderful aroma when you're grilling, so won't be able to crash the party!