Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Grill



If there's one thing I love, it's the smell of meat cooking over charcoal, promising to delight my tastebuds with a delicacy of juicy, fattening and memorable greaze.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed cooking over a grill - it was so much fun today. I enjoyed the company of some of my favorite people anywhere while the kids ran back and forth freely the way kids should be on memorial day weekend.

Amazingly, there was a minimal number of crises with the kiddos. Among them:

  • A bee in the house freaked out my friend's kid and she refused to go back in the house
  • My son pouted on the lawn for 15 minutes or so because the three girls wouldn't play freeze tag with him
  • My son decided to join the girls inside playing makeup and put on lipstick
  • My daughter got glitter powder in her eye
  • Friend's daughter tripped, and although she didn't fall she balled because she was THAT embarrassed.
  • My friend planned on reading his man the riot act on the way home because he took one of my cigarettes and smoked it

Seriously, it's an innocuous list, considering that things could've been much worse. But I did notice that one of the pine trees in my yard is leaning on the pine tree next to it and it really has to come down. Since it's over by the power lines, I'm going to try to get the electric company to cut it down. We'll see.

All in all - a good time was had by all. And I make a mean deviled egg, I learned. 4 parts mayo, 2 parts mustard, 2 parts sweet relish ... mmmm, they were yummy.

5 comments:

The Jaded NYer said...

Lil man was pouting? 'dito!! Tell those girls they betta STOP!!!

The F$%K it List said...

Sounds like big fun! I spent memorial day cleaning and watching the Tudors. Which was the best time ever!

Since I read your blog all the time do you mind if I add you to my roll?

Irene said...

Meat, charcoal, grill...

add alcohol and that is really all I need in life.

JACK said...

Aww - of COURSE you can add me to your roll, [insert name here because I don't want to call her the "F" word]!!! I'd be flattered.

And, um, next time you want to spend the day cleaning - let me know. I have a house AND an apartment and you can just pick one.

The F$%K it List said...

Its ok everyone calls me the F_it list (like the Bucket list but I'm not old).

Hmmm....I'll pick the apt, All I need is a smirnoff mojito and The Tutors and I am a cleaning fool.(oh i neglected to say I went away the friday thru sunday so I was well rested)