Chairman of the bored
What was the last thing grilled outdoors at your house?
Me? Baby back ribs yesterday.
Me? Baby back ribs yesterday.
My wife has used our grill a few times. At her parents house, it's generally her dad who does the grilling though her mom does maybe 20% of the time (FWIW, my wife says she's never seen her dad cook an actual meal or even really help in the kitchen or do dishes other than just a random pot or two). At my parents house, my dad always cooked about 30-40% of the meals in the kitchen and if he wasn't making the main course, he almost always helped with something or other. But I've NEVER seen my mom use the grill outside.
My mom was the household chef, which included doing all of the grilling. I cook/grill because I learned to love making food from her, not because of some sort of gender expectation that I should grill.
Strictly? No, but I imagine more things on any given day are grilled in the backyard by men than women. Doesn't make it an exclusive thing, though. For us, it's more of an efficient division of labor during dinner prep when we want something grilled as part of the meal - I handle the outdoor cooking portion, and Mrs. Bubba handles the indoor part of it.
Two steaks? You must have had company. That, or you're a growing girlNope. I rarely use air conditioning, and have used the grill when I didn’t want the house to get any hotter.
The last thing I grilled was steak. Well, two of them.
Urf. My general guidelines for "when I won't grill if asked" are lightening in the area, raining too hard (and I didn't get the grill relocated under cover in advance), or below 40 degrees. I have grilled when its been colder, but I am not a fan of it.One of the few meats my oldest eats are hamburgers and grilling in January in 10F temps isn't that bad.
Not bad. I generally have mine positioned on the deck so it's about four steps straight out the door from the eat-in part of the kitchen - makes it easy to keep an eye on the temperature from inside.Now...I do have the grill on my deck which I can pull right up to the sliding glass door in our rec room, so it really just becomes grilling with the slider closed and periodically opening the door to flip the steamed hams.
I've grill in the snow a grand total of once (I think the most times its snowed in a season since I've been in Atlanta has been four). We had some flurries on Christmas Day a few years back - we were hosting a bunch of family members, and I had committed to grilling up several things for the dinner. It wasn't an unpleasant experience at all, but I have no urge to replicate it..Rain and thunderstorms are a deal killer as I don't want my equipment to rust, but will frequently grill when there's snow on the patio and just shovel out enough space for a grill and a lawn chair. And if its over 40 then, yeah, it's shorts and tee shirt time!
Pfft. Between 25-40F is still shorts weather. Maybe I'll put on a hoodie. Maybe.
Now...I do have the grill on my deck which I can pull right up to the sliding glass door in our rec room, so it really just becomes grilling with the slider closed and periodically opening the door to flip the steamed hams.
Well, I'm from Utica and I've never heard it.It's definitely a colloquialism from Upstate NY.
On the rare occasion I fire up the grill and don't have a beer next to me, my wife usually (rightly) assumes we must be all out.I have read reports where human beings have been documented grilling outside WHILE NOT consuming beer, however, I'm not one of those crazy daredevils, and am incapable of grilling without beer. One of the great things about winter grilling is that can keep your beer cold without a coozy, ice chest or any of that stuff - you just stick your can or bottle into the snowbank located next to you and - viola - ice cold beer!
I've always wondered how does that work? I mean you've got a beer in one hand and a spatula or tongs in the other and they logically balance each other out.....On the rare occasion I fire up the grill and don't have a beer next to me, my wife usually (rightly) assumes we must be all out.
Probably leans more towards guys, but there are plenty of women who grill.
Here's what you're missing out on with the long term smoking or roasting.....all the time you spend "monitoring" the grill you get to sit by in a lawn chair drinking a beer (or in your case a dry martini). "Yeah, I'd love to help you [do whatever] but I have to keep checking on these [ribs, brisket, kebabs, etc.]"I have yet to do any long term smoking/roasting though. Mainly because I'm too lazy to wait around for it even though 'sitting around waiting' is pretty easy for me, in general.