I still remember the first time in my cognizant years when my dad grilled a steak. The smell was something I’d never experienced (Dad was a preacher and we were very poor), but I knew immediately I wanted to taste that! Of course he used charcoal, because as a (literally) former rocket scientist, this guy is a smart dude. When Kay and I bought our first house, we bought a $400 gas grill and I think we have used it twice in the past 24 months. We use our Weber religiously.
I love grilling (did I mention that?). It takes me back to some of my favorite points of my life. 1) Dad grilling said steak 2) Outside our college house grilling burgers, brats and dogs 3) Outside Kay’s apartment in St. Louis Park having a couple of cold beers and making kabobs, 4) Weekend outings on Satellite Lane grilling up all sorts of good stuff (prime rib, brisket, etc.) with the good neighbors from 231 and 233. Miss those guys.
Ranking my favorite things to grill, at the behest of my beautiful bride, I bring you the following: