Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's BBQ Time !

Nice weather has arrived [for now] and with that, starts the season of the BBQ. We finally finished the deck and no deck is complete without a natural gas powered grill to satisfy your carnivorous cravings !

Since our summer [or lack there of] is brief, we intend to use the new toy as much as possible. And we're off to a good start. There is nothing like sitting outside, having a tasty beverage and letting your mouth water to the smells of the food being prepared.
The maiden voyage was the duo of burgers and smokies. The burgers were a combination of lean ground beef and ground pork, with shredded onion garlic and seasoning. Grilled to perfection they were placed on whole wheat buns, a generous slice of old cheddar and the usual suspects (green leaf lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, mayo, mustard, ketchup et al).
The next night we enjoyed a BBQ'd Pork Loin. Simply seasoned and grilled for about 15-20 minutes, with a side dish of sliced potatoes with onion and red pepper (these were on the BBQ first since they took longer than the pork).
As the days go on, I'm sure we'll become much more adventurous and we'll let you know about our successes....and failures (hoping there aren't too many of those)....

1 comment:

  1. We had our first bbq yesterday! I think everyone else had the same idea too! The smell of bbqs firing up had us craving one, so Graham set off for some supplies. He got to the supermarket just in time to snatch the last bag of burger buns, much to the disgust of the other people heading for the same pack. It was great!