Sunday, August 12, 2007

I'm grillin'!

I went outside last night and fired up the grill. No big deal you say? Well, the grill came with the new house and I didn't know if it would work or not. Not to mention how hot it's been. The grate is all rusty (actually the whole thing is rusty inside) and it will be another $50 or so to replace it, but I cleaned it up and it started right away.

You can imagine my surprise! I cranked it up to high and went back into the house to make my meat skewers and a quickie sauce for them. It involved black bean sauce, vinegar and toasted sesame seed oil. Yum, it was tasty but it kept the meat from getting that seared, grilled outside I like so much. I have NO idea how much propane is in the tank. It has one of those stick-on gauges that you pour hot water over. No, it didn't work. Oh well.

This week I had lunch with my SIL and neice, and we had lots to talk about. Nina hadn't seen them to talk to them in over a year and a half, and it had been a long time for me too. It's good to keep up with family.