Saturday, April 3, 2010

Summer's Arrival - Our First BBQ

Wow, does it feel like Summer, or what? This week, temperatures reached the high 70s/low 80s, which made for beautiful weather, but is not a good sign for July/August. It could be brutal, and all the more reason to get a second car so we can make it to the pool.

On the home front, you can really feel the beginning of warm weather because we broke out the hammock and grill, and had two consecutive meals of BBQ, or "barbie" as they say Down Under. The kids are thrilled to BBQ because our grill is a bit on the diminutive size (hey, it works), and they can throw all sorts of combustible material into the coals. Pyromania is definitely hard wired in all children.

After dinner, we usually make s'mores over the glowing coals, but we didn't have the fixings. So N and I jetted over to the store and got marshmallows and chocolate bars. We also used these all natural graham crackers at the UVFC that don't have high fructose corn syrup. Not easy to find, high fructose is everywhere. Interestingly, only in the US. Other countries have much more sense. Now I'm not a big marshmallow fan, but the s'mores sure were good.

We also got to try out our Cloudland Farm beef and was it ever tasty. Makes a delicious burger, so I think we're in. The next test will be the ribeye. Nice to know that there's a source of beef that we can feel good about and like the taste. Thanks to B&CE.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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