Monday, December 07, 2009

Grilling Out for Christmas - No Kitchen Marathon Here

It's offical. We are having a cook out for Christmas instead of the traditional mega meal that takes several days to cook.

We grilled at the Bull Hole the day after Thanksgiving, and it was so quick and easy to pull together. I did the burgers and hot dogs, and everyone else pitched in with sides. It wasn't a load on anyone.

So . . . I got to thinking.

Why not grill on Christmas day and save the extra time and energy to enjoy being together as a family. After all, that's what it should be all about.

Of course, we'll have our favorite snack treats like Chex Party Mix, peanut butter fudge, and lots of homemade cookies. But, those can be made along as everyone has time.

And, I know we'll fry a turkey in our Masterbuilt Fryer and smoke a pork shoulder on the Weber Bullet some time over the holiday break. Just not on Christmas Day when things get kind of wild and crazy.

Yes. Christmas can be exhausting, but it doesn't have to be. So, this is the year when we're skipping the two day or more cook-a-thon and taking it outside. We may still need an afternoon nap (-: and that's OK too. We'll just relax and have fun and spread out those holiday treats instead of having one huge meal and everyone too tired to really savor it.

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