Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Favorite New Toy: My Grill

I bought a grill two weekends ago. I found it on Craigslist and it was more money than I wanted to spend. However, it was a far superior grill than I ever thought I could buy.

It is a Vermont Castings grill, with a lovely dark blue enamel cover and lower portion, stainless steel all over, and enamel covered cast iron grates.

And I'm in love with it!

I always cooked on a charcoal grill before. The flavor and heat is wonderful with charcoal, but the time to prepare the coals and the mess they create can cause a little more work overall.

With propane, all you have to do is twist on the gas, turn on a burner and twist the starter. Voila! A fire is started.

Since I bought it 9 days ago, I have cooked cheeseburgers, chicken, steak, portobello mushrooms and zucchini. Tonight I'll use it to cook some pork chops.

I'm so in love with my new grill!!!


Michelle said...

Huba huba! Nice rack on that grill! Just teasing ;) How are you my dear? I'm super jealous of your grill as ours kind of sucks just as bad as the last one we had (we were hoping somehow that our landlord had a better one because you grill a lot in Hawaii, but alas: no). Sorry I've been MIA - I've been in my own little busy world teaching, but now I'm done and wanted to get back in contact with you. I hope things are going well for you!

Dawn said...

Thanks, Michelle! I do love my grill. Keep an eye on Craigslist...I bet that whenever people leave Hawaii they sell a bunch of their stuff. I've been a little out of the loop, too...just been so busy at work! Hope that all is well with you guys, too!

Michelle said...

Hi Dawn, I know things are busy for you, but I tagged you for a meme for when you have extra time (I'm convinced there is no time limit on memes...in fact, I still have some that I have yet to respond to ;). When you're not so busy, fill me in on you!