Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 161: Grillin' Like a Vilain

Did I mention the super grill I got HH for his birthday? My dad called it "the Cadillac of grills". I like that.

Anyway, tonight I grilled something for the first time. Ever. In my life. Not counting my George Foreman grill, of course. It was a fryer chicken cut into quarters. By me. The 12-year old me wouldn't believe it. Because that 12-year old was repulsed when watching her mama handle raw chicken and vowed to only ever use already-cooked rotisserie chicken.

I've come along way from that 12-year old girl. But cutting through chicken bones was absolutely repulsively disgusting.

And I digress. Because all of the repulsive disgusting nastiness was forgotten as I stood out there, wielding my massive grill tongs grillin' up some amazing dairy/soy free chicken. It was an exhilarating Joyful Moment. I always thought I'd leave the barbecuing to the menfolk. Step aside HH, I've got a grill cleaning brush and I'm not afraid to use it!

But my piece had a slightly underdone spot, so if you don't hear from me tomorrow, I'm most likely in the hospital with Salmonella poisoning.

Wishing you all sizzling Joyful Moments!


Stephen and Deon said...

Ha, ha . . . I was always repulsed with meat in the kitchen as well!!! I'm still a little disgusted when it comes to certain culinary necessities!!

We are leaving NZ on the 22nd for Bean Town. I guess it will have some advantages over living in Hartford, but it's tough to leave CT behind as well. I guess you go where the job is, right ?? ;)

Miss you guys!!!!!!! xoxoxo

gus said...

Just be glad you didn't have to kill the chicken, too... ;-)

Linda said...

Cute, Gus.

I remember that girl who made that comment - and I confess that I am SHOCKED and PROUD of you for overcoming your natural instincts- WAY TO GO! Especially if you're not reading this from a hospital bed or in the emergency room.

I ended the day taking a walk with my HH around the neighborhood and for some reason it was just what I needed to feel peace and the joy that peace brings.