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I Love My Grill – FINALLY!

Just the other day I went to Home Depot to get my two propane tanks filled for my grill to get the grilling season underway. Don’t get me wrong we grill all year long but during the spring and summer we grill 3-4 times a week.

I have always has very inexpensive grills that would last a few years and then would need to be replaced so last spring I finally decided that I really wanted a nice grill so I started looking at the Weber and Napoleon grill collections. Someone must have been looking down on me for some reason because last spring Weber contacted us about doing a review of one of their gas grills. When Melina told me this I almost passed out and I might have blacked out for a second due to the excitement of a brand new Weber grill. I know it seems stupid but to men having a nice quality grill to call their own is important and after 36 years I finally have one.

Now that I finally have a nice grill I need to find a website about grills and bbq so that I can become the best weekend griller that I can be because right now my skills are limited. My range of expertise is burgers, hot dogs, chicken, pork and steak. I would love to learn how to cook fish on the grill because from what I hear it is amazing. I am sure after some research and practice I will get it down and now that the weather is turning nice I have all the time in the work for practice.

Do you have a grill? Would you like or do you need a new one?

I Disclose

Smores without the Fire-Recipe

We camp, not tent camp but air-conditioned, running water, olympic sized pool included camper camping. Aside from the water park our favorite part about camping is a glowing fire with S’mores!  Since camping only comes around a couple times a year I had to figure out a way to bring s’mores to the table more often.

Grilled S’mores! That’s right, Grilled S’mores. Here’s what you’ll need.

graham crackers
chocolate bars
bbq grill (or oven)

heat up grill or oven to a low temperature (around 225), I turn the gas on a little bit and just turn on the burner in the back.  this makes the inside warm but not HOT

Break graham crackers in half (2 squares each) and place on grill or cookie sheet. Top half of the crackers with marshmallows, close cover or place in oven until marshmallow is soft.  Check the marshmallow progress after 3-4 minutes.  Once the marshmallows have puffed it’s time to remove from heat and assemble.  The heat from the marshmallow and graham cracker is enough to soften the chocolate. While you don’t get that real campfire char on the marshmallows these are a great alternative when a roaring fire is nowhere to be found.

This isn’t an exact recipe just a guideline, amounts,timing, temperatures and textures may vary.

May is National Barbecue Month With Weber

Spring is upon us so you know what that means: Grilling outdoors. I love this time of year so that we can get outside and have barbeques with our friends and family. I love inviting people over to the house for a relaxing time with great food on the grill.

Not sure if everyone knows but May is National Barbecue Month. Considering I use my grill all of the time even in the winter I love that they have a month dedicated to the good ol’ BBQ.

“Grilling is an American pastime and National Barbecue Month is the perfect time for Americans to map out their summer grilling game plan by determining what equipment is needed, the best recipes to try, and what special grilling occasions with family and friends to mark on the calendar,” says Leslie Wheeler, communications director at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. “With all the great equipment available to consumers right now, it’s no surprise that grilling has become such a popular way to prepare quick and delicious meals.”

Weber has a new cookbook call Weber’s Way to Grill by Jamie Purviance which I was lucky enough to receive for review.  I have been grilling for a long time but this cookbook has alot of really cool ideas a techniques that I am using and trying to make myself a better griller.  Here is a little background information about the author:

Jamie Purviance graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching his career as a food writer for major magazines and newspapers such as Bon Appétit, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling™ and Weber’s Charcoal Grilling™. Purviance is certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and serves as a judge for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, in addition to other major competitions. He has also appeared on several national television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and the Oprah Winfrey Show—as well as PBS, CNN, the History Channel, and the Food Network.

Weber’s Way to Grill is a booking filled with learning techniques. The cookbook have over 160 original recipes with over 1,000 step by step photos so this book is great for a new comer to grilling or a person who had been grilling forever but looking to take their grilling technique to the next level.  This book has everything like when is the proper time to season a steak, why you cook lamb at a higher temperature then you would pork chops.  Weber’s Way to Grill has alot to offer anyone who loves grilling.  Below are some additional details about the book:

Everything a griller wants to know in the most complete grilling technique book ever:

Five keys to grilling great steak
The right way with baby back ribs
What to do when flare-ups happen
The way to smoke a turkey
Five secrets for perfect fish every time
Simple ways to check for doneness
Getting great results with your smoker
The way to handle foods that stick
Working burger magic every time
Over 1,000 step-by-step photos
More than 160 delicious new recipes
Dozens of rubs, sauces, marinades, and more

Weber was also kind enough to send me the Genesis E-320 Gas Grill. This is by far the BEST grill I have ever owned.  The Genesis E-320 has 3 Stainless steel burners and Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates.  The Genesis also 42,000 BTU-per-hour input and a 12,000 BTU-per-hour input flush-mounted side burner.  In my opinion this grill has it all with its looks and pure cooking power.  To me Weber is associated with quality and after using the Genesis for the last month I will never own any other grill but a Weber.

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