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!

3 comments:

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.