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Old 09-01-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Why is grilling so much more fun?

Well, maybe not "fun", but cooking outside over an open flame (of sorts) just seems to make everything taste that much better.

I cut some potato wedges, seasoned them with some Grill Mates, nuked 'em for a couple minutes, put them in a foil pan with EVOO, butter and a little canola oil, and put them on the grill where the corn already was.

Then I took some of the country ribs I had made last night, put them in a foil pouch, thought maybe they needed some liquid.... beer was handy, and put them on the grill over unlit burners to warm up.

BTW, the roasted garlic in my little garlic machine was already smellin' up da house. mmmm

Then I took a couple small sub rolls, buttered them up, stuck them in the toaster oven on broil to melt the butter down into them, then set them on the grill to crisp up.

I pulled the ribs off the grill to "pull" them with a couple forks.

Then I got everything together, spreading the roasted garlic onto the buttered and toasted sub rolls, and ate

I put some coleslaw on one sandwich for a changeup. It was good. No sauce on the ribs, they were flavorful enough. I "pre-tested" (pre-tasted?) them as I was putting them in the foil

So why is this so much easier to make on a grill than the oven, where I'm sure it all could have been made just as easily? Who cares. Lets grill.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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It's the beer.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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I won't be piggish. Just give me the meat sub. No, the corn. No, the meat............. NICE!

Mussels for lunch, now this. How lucky am I?

Thanks, guys!
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:20 PM   #4
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I fired up the Weber to grill a marinated flank steak this evenong and when I lifted the lid to put the steak on, the bottom fell off the grill!

The steak was good.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #5
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Grilling is more fun, primarily for men, because we get to drink beer (as previously noted) and play with fire at the same time, and the result is FOOD! rather than arson charges.
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Because it usually involves beer.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:27 PM   #8
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let's see if I got this right........you put the beer ON the grilled meat or IN the griller????? Why are you torturing us? Those look so yummy!!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:21 AM   #9
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Andy, the bottom really fell off your grill?!
Sounds like a well used grill. And time to go grill shopping

I don't know if it's the beer or not, but if I didn't have a grill, I wouldn't cook nearly as much. And I would still have beer
Everything I made last night easily could have been cooked or reheated in the kitchen. Maybe it has something to do with cooking everything on one surface? It's more "rustic" grilling your food? You're outside? Oh, and of course, less cleanup!
I don't think I would use the kitchen more even if I had a big kitchen with a $3000 stove.
I've gotta find a grill friendly vegetable like corn for when winter gets here...
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:42 AM   #10
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Andy, the bottom really fell off your grill?!
Sounds like a well used grill. And time to go grill shopping ...

Sure did!

The aluminum slide out bottom that holds the drip pan fell right off.
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