Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I love my new grill.

Yesterday, I commented on Annie's blog that every year when August rolls around, I start clinging to summer like it'll never ever come back. Anyone who starts to talk about the impending arrival of fall gets a swift reminder that we have at least a month before it arrives, and I fill my weekends with beach trips and ice cream in an attempt to soak it all up before the leaves start to change.

I don't know if it's the cool rainy weather we've been having this week, but my devotion to summertime ideals has reached an all-time high lately. Last Saturday, just in time for my birthday barbecue, my mom and I found an old, falling-apart Weber grill on my back steps. Since I've found it, I have refused to cook food any other way. Yesterday, I stood in the pouring rain, barbecuing lemony chicken, thick slices of red onion, and tiny baby eggplants. It was more than worth it, though- seldom has food tasted that good, or that summery.


  1. Looks delicious! My husband just bought a grill this summmer and for the first two weeks we ate nothing but grilled stuff for dinner!

    I am clinging to summer too.

  2. way to stay dedicated! :) i've been so sad finding all sorts of fall fashions in the stores these days. hello it's going to be HOT in CA for another couple months! oh well. we don't have a grill but i think that needs to go on the list for our front courtyard.

  3. You know, I have these waves where I want fall to hurry up and get here, and then I think of what I'll miss: ice cream and grilled chicken and fresh vegetables and trips to the pool. The fact is, fall is a long ways off for us Floridians. I think I'm going to take a page out of your book and start enjoying what I've got right now. :) (P.S. What's your favorite meal to grill?)


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