Monday, August 27, 2012

Looking Forward to Labor Day Weekend

A week ago last Thursday, that'd be the 16th, my wife asked me to grill burgers for lunch on a weekday. Apart from that, I've been in my regular routine: putting burger patties on the grill for the noon meal each Saturday and Sunday.

Labor Day weekend is coming, so hypothetically I might get a chance to grill on Monday. Then again, I might not.

My grilling style is still simple - or unimaginative - or elegant. I go out, grill the burgers on one side until they're starting to turn brown around the edges, flip them, and then either wait until they're done all the way through: or over-done.

I'm getting better at not making burger briquettes: and should have my 'summer' skill refined by the time it's winter again.

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Good to be Back: Or, the Grill and the Vine

What with one thing and another, It's been a long time since I grilled burgers.

At least that vine hadn't started climbing the grill's legs. (July 14, 2012)

I grilled lunch Saturday and Sunday: actually, my contribution was the hamburger patties. It's been hot, and it's nice to have one 'heat' process out of the kitchen.

I also enjoy getting out and grilling. Now that two major home-improvement projects are (almost) completed, and I've got a better grip on a health issue or two, I expect to be out more often.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer: Getting Used to the Heat

Thanks to my son-in-law's advice about flipping the burgers once, and no more - and flipping them when the edges have started to turn brown - I'm not longer taking hamburger briquettes off the grill.

Then there's the annual adjustment to summer. Grilling in winter, the flame is just as hot - but around the grill can be below zero. Fahrenheit. In summer, it's anywhere from 'room temperature' up to 90 or so. That makes a difference in how fast burgers get ready to flip.

This summer, I flatter myself that I've learned a bit faster than usual - again avoiding taking briquettes inside.