Jan. 6, 2005

A Man and his Grill

We've had a good snowfall today. Nothing like the storm that hit the American Midwest, but enough to bring out the snowplows and salt trucks. I walk to work every day because I live close and I enjoy the journey. Another thing I do year-round is cook on my barbecue. It's just a tidier way to grill steaks and burgers. In warmer weather we'll also enjoy our meals out on the deck. Tonight I cooked my "famous home-style" burgers out in the cold and blowing snow. My secret ingredients include a pound of lean ground beef, an egg, a couple of tablespoons of bread crumbs, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a healthy dollop of barbecue sauce. If my son isn't with me I'll also include some finely chopped onion. My son caught me in the act tonight (when he should have been finishing his spelling assignment)...

Tomorrow C will take the remaining burger in to school for lunch. His school is also having a bake sale to raise money for the tsunami victims, so he'll eat well. On the weekend I made a donation to the Red Cross, and we'll probably make another one together to UNICEF.

Listening to: Linus and Lucy (iTunes Store link to a cover by David Benoit) by the Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas.


  1. It's unfortunate that you can't make a mean Vegetarian burger...

    Well done to you for including your son in donating for those in need. That is extremely special. You are a fabulous father!

    Still no snow in London. *sigh*

  2. Year-round grilling! And in short sleeves, no less. You're hard-core. : ) But I do think everything tastes better when it's grilled rather than made on the stove.

    We've got at least a foot of snow here, and we don't own a snow-blower to clear off the driveway. Funny how it didn't SEEM like such a large driveway until I had to shovel the whole damn thing. But I considered it my workout for yesterday!

  3. Hey you look cute in that pic!

    I always have to sneak onions when I cook, too. I successfully added them to the enchiladas last night and M didn't even find them! WOOO HOOOO

  4. It is getting close to you "Christmas in Cali." Are you getting excited about your trip?

    By the way, love the picture!