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Old 06-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #51
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I dig a path through the snow to the middle of my front yard. Then, I remove the snow in a circle large enough to hold my Webber Grill, and to be able to walk all the way around it comfortably. I bank the snow on the west side of the circle, about 6 foot tall, and ten foot long, to shelter me from any winds. I grill all year long, sunshine, rain, snow, I don't care, though in inclement weather, I grill with the lid on exclusively.

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OK, but why dig in the snow when there is a garage? If I didn't have a garage, I would dig in the snow. It is worth it to grill! Gotta love it!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:27 PM   #52
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Rocklobster, you made my day. I really don't make all those dishes all that often, but agree with those who say that in the U.S., we pretty much eat what our ancestors ate as a "native" dish. For me it's tourtiere at Christmas time and an occaisional new England boiled dinner. But, in fact my father (and most of his brothers) was in the U.S. Air Force, as I was, and my husband was in the U.S. Army. In sum it means we learned to eat Internationally. My husband's people were Eastern European in origins, so I learned to cook some of my Slovak/Slovene in-laws' dishes. But most of our cooking came from our coworkers, who were a very international lot.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:38 PM   #53
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OK, but why dig in the snow when there is a garage? If I didn't have a garage, I would dig in the snow. It is worth it to grill! Gotta love it!!!
Because it shows I'm hardcore crazy, through and through. I refuse to let old man winter slow me down. I used to snowmobile in jeans and a T-shirt, as well as ski behind cars in hard-sole shoes. And then there were the barefoot races when the fish weren't biting out on the ice.

If you think I'm going to let 5 feet of snow keep me from grillin' in my yard, you don't know me very well. Notice that - "of the North" part of my title?

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Old 06-24-2011, 02:42 PM   #54
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Because it shows I'm hardcore crazy, through and through. I refuse to let old man winter slow me down. I used to snowmobile in jeans and a T-shirt, as well as ski behind cars in hard-sole shoes. And then there were the barefoot races when the fish weren't biting out on the ice.

If you think I'm going to let 5 feet of snow keep me from grillin' in my yard, you don't know me very well. Notice that - "of the North" part of my title?

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
I believe I have become soft. When I was growing up in Michigan, the snow was fantastic. I have several pictures of the snow banks and us kids always in them! I too remember snowmobiling in all kinds of weather! I miss those days. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Maybe I should shovel some snow this winter, plop that grill in the hole, and barbeque away! I'll let you know how it goes!
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I hate the snow. But,having to shovel it, keeps me from having a beer belly.
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