• Shelly Blake

GRILLING FOR JOY

Updated: Jan 30

"Happiness is best served slow smoked and sauced."

Tony Roma













Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures, and when someone else cooks the meal, that makes it even better! The aroma of a home-cooked meal filling the air can jazz up any day and add a few smiles while you anticipate the culinary festival about to take place in your mouth.



Laughing with friends is probably the healthiest part of cooking out, but millions of people love it anyway. If we are what we eat, then a couple times a year I want my ribs to be BBQ'd and my sides to be full of flavor. For a funny view of the whole BBQ routine and a few smiles, check out Aussie Barbie Jokes. I have been through that whole scene - "Honey, can you get me the...?" A few minutes later: "Honey, can you bring me...?" After a few times running back and forth getting the grill master something else, the inevitable words come, "I thought you were cooking! I'm working harder than you are!"



"Barbeque - the only sport where a fat bald man is a god." From bbqbarbecuegrill.com



NEW GRILLING IDEAS




If you're looking for some new ideas on what to grill before the season ends, here is an excellent source: The 76 Most Delish Things To Cook On The Grill

by SIENNA LIVERMORE






Here are some recipes on my list:

  1. Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Guacamole and Red Cabbage Slaw Delish Recipe

  2. Hot Shot Grilled Salmon Delish Recipe

  3. Beef & Broccoli Kebabs Delish Recipe

  4. Greek Chicken Kebabs Delish Recipe

  5. Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packs Delish Recipe

  6. Hawaiian Chicken Skewers Delish Recipe

  7. Reese's Cones Delish Recipe

  8. Jalapeño Popper Corn Dip Delish Recipe

  9. Spicy Grilled Broccoli Delish Recipe

  10. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Sriracha Slaw Delish Recipe


Grilling is a good way to up the joy in your life. I tried building a rocket stove last year for outdoor cooking, and uh, that didn't work out so well. This year I'm using a real grill for the more sophisticated recipes and a good ole stick and fire for the basics. Things should work out better.


Cooking food over an open fire takes the already enjoyable experience of eating outdoors up a notch. The smells are better, the tastes are more flavorful and being outdoors adds a more festive feeling to the experience. Turn some music on and keep moving because the bugs are going to be just as excited as you are about your food!


If you have any funny experiences you'd like to share, feel free to comment.
















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