Especially for SonyaAnn, here's a picture of our new gas grill, and our big, old charcoal grill behind it.
Good morning. Hope all of you had a nice weekend and a nice Father's Day with your family as well.
For years, Shane and I have put off buying a gas grill because we didn't think the convenience of a gas grill could possibly outweigh the flavor of a charcoal grill. Well, we still think charcoal grills are the way to go for flavor, but we have used our new gas grill MUCH more often than we were using our charcoal grill. I love that I can have the grill ready in a matter of a few minutes, and have the meal cooked just as quickly as if I'd cooked it inside. So, hard as it is to admit, I was (gulp)...wrong.
Our weekend was more or less a typical one for us. Shane worked Saturday morning (until he got rained out around noon). I spent the morning looking at a couple of houses with my daughter and son-in-law, who may be in the market to buy their first house. Saturday afternoon, Shane and I went to Home Depot to spend way too much money on plants, and yes, he did end up getting a power tool for Father's Day after all. By the time we were finished there, the storm had passed and it was sunny and hot again, so Shane mowed while I took a quick power-nap and then cleaned some veggies from the garden.
Yesterday was more of the same. Shane gardened, I stayed in mostly, doing laundry, cooking and cleaning. Our Father's Day dinner was KC Strip steaks, pasta salad, lettuce salad, chunks of cantaloupe and brownies. It was a pretty good meal, if I do say so myself.
Today I'll be spending time paying bills, doing more laundry and harvesting more from the garden: Lettuce, kohlrabi, the last of the spring collards and most of the Swiss chard. I also need to find out what, if anything, I can plant this late to replace the beets I pulled out last week. Tonight our library is hosting a bluegrass music show that I hope we can see, if we get done with supper in time.
Wednesdays around noon at our bowling alley (where we bowl in the Kids' Bowl Free program), they turn off the lights and turn on the music for Cosmic Bowling. I think we will try to go to that. We might also try to find a place to pick some berries this week, either late strawberries or early blueberries (thanks to Frances for turning me on to this you-pick locator site).
Hope all of you have a fun and product week, too!