I am with Grand Scale - if there is too much snow on the roads there still needs to be food in my belly - the grill usually get top priority since I have an Jeep and just drive over the snow on the driveway!
Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:55 am
Snow ,Sleet or Rain it is me and my BAR BQ. Nothing stops me maybe a tornado.
It could be a blizzard let it snow Im COOKING
I spent my high school years in Apple Valley, Minnesota during the late 70's. The cold was memorable. One winter, my father was trying to kick some snow and ice off the tires of our car, but they were so brittle from the cold he kicked off a chunk of rubber off in the process. Yikes!
Out back he had a post mounted natural gas grill (I think it was a Charmglow). He didn't let no stinkin' snow keep him from barbecuing. Almost every weekend he'd fire up the grill whatever the weather. If it was cold he'd bundle up, put on his boots, and trudge trough the snow to go check on the meat. He was following the example of my grandfather, who (get this) installed a commercial restaurant gas grill in his backyard in the early sixties! He couldn't wait for the residential gas grill to be invented! I have a picture of myself standing on top of it at about two years old. He accepted the grill as payment from a restaurant that had folded. He was a butcher and had supplied the place with meat. When the restaurant went out of business, he got the grill, ran a gas line to the patio, put up a heat shield against the garage and he was good to go. He was a real pioneer. I have many memories of big, wonderful, family gatherings and parties out back with Grandpa grilling huge T-bones for a crowd. The cold didn't stop him either (I have the pictures to prove it). And of course, it doesn't stop me (but then of course I left Minnesota for California and never looked back). All I have to contend with is rain. You can bet though, if we had a freak snowstorm, I'd be out there carrying on the tradition!]
1, If one knows it's going to snow, one will protect the grill at all costs.
2. You will need a path to the car so someone (who doesn't grill) can go out for more meat to grill.
Sat Dec 27, 2003 10:00 am
When it snows, I shovel to my car, as my grill is under cover on my Deck. My grill is used 3-4 times per week all 52 weeks of the year, no matter what the weather.
Jim from NC
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:29 pm
We always shovel a path to the grill(s) when there is enough snow to shovel. We also have a snow blower in case the going gets tough. GOTTA GRILL!! The cars can wait! Besides, the gray, gloomy days of our northwest Colorado winter are easier to ignore while enjoying the one single activity that for us is the epitome of summer tradition!