Saturday, January 30, 2010

Power Out (or not)? Break out the Barbecue Grill!

We got hammered with snow this weekend in North Carolina. While other folks were grabbing the bread and milk, I hit the charcoal and the meat sections at the grocery. No sandwiches and cold beans here.

Grilling is a great option if the power goes out - hot food with either charcoal or gas as fuel.

It can be a little tricky to grill in cold weather, so check out my Cold Weather Grilling Tips. And remember that it may take longer to grill foods when the temperatures outside are low. It helps to offset the charcoal and use the lid to hold the heat.

Remember also that you do not crank up a grill inside. Well, the George Foreman electric model is meant for inside/outside, but outdoor grils can catch your house on fire or the fumes can kill you. So - keep it in the yard or on the porch.

If you did not get charcoal or fill up your propane bottle before this storm, remember to do that before the next winter storm. You can have a hot meal, and it's fun to get out and grill in the snow.


Mr. Beer & BBQ said...

Could not take it anymore, shoveled a path thru the snow and ice to get to the grill. Will cook outside tonight!

CA said...

Go you. Cabin fever sets in, and grilling in the snow or on the porch looking at it does a body good.

Genna said...

Your post brought back great memories of power outages and grilled feasts!

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ParkAQNick said...

Thats another cold Grilling day Grill Girl. Not that cold here in California. Still notice the grills are lonely withouth the proper table. One day every grill will enjoy the company of a ParkAQ.