Saturday, July 25, 2009

Our Newest Family Member


What did you think? I was having a baby? Oh ho ho ho - if I ever posted that, it would be from my hospital bed- having fainted dead away. Did you think we had a new fur -baby? I wish. Conrad won't let us have another one. He SAYS Blanca wouldn't want a brother or sister, but really he just doesn't want to deal with puppy stuff.

No. THIS is our newest family member. She lives outside.

We went to Florida for the 4th of July - and my dad has a big grill and they use it a LOT. Like three of the four days we were there ... I guess because Florida is already hot and heating up the kitchen seems silly. We had NICE FAT steaks and baked potatoes one night while we were there and I saw Conrad's face just light up. Also while we were there they made us bacon wrapped chicken thingies and Oh My Dog! We must have eaten 100.

We have a charcoal grill - but it takes forever to heat up, I'm always buying charcoal and Conrad smells like the inside of a smoker when he gets back in. It took an hour to get hamburgers off the darn thing! So I saw a light in his eye in Florida and I knew if there was a good deal to be had, we'd be getting one.

Last weekend when I was with Lori, Conrad went to Lowe's and came back with his new girlfriend. He wanted the Charbroil but the only one they had was assembled and it wouldn't fit in the Tahoe. So the Lowe's guy gave him a deal on this Master Broiler- 15% less than the Chargrill and in a box. He lovingly assembled her last Sunday afternoon.

We've already had some super yummy burgers and tomorow we're making bacon wrapped chicken thingies!


Cut up chicken breasts into small bite sized pieces
Wrap each piece in a small piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick
In a bowl - one cup of brown sugar and one tablespoon of chili powder
Toss your chicken and bacon pieces in the bowl of sugar
Grill til charred and dripping bacon grease
Cry- because they are SO GOOD



Jess said...

Congrats! Having a grill that you really like to use is such an improvement in quality of life.