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Hard to believe we’ve entered June of 2011 already!

This is the month of the June Bride, Graduates of all levels, Father’s Day and the beginning of Summer.  If you‘re Jewish-add Shavout to the mix.

Traditionally, unless you‘re from the Western states that don’t acknowledge things like snow and sleet-then you might be cleaning up the BBQ and enjoying eating things off the grill.

If you‘re me-you might just be hoping your husband stops polishing the new BBQ and puts the old corroded one to rest so that everyone can enjoy eating off of something that doesn’t resemble a burn victim.

Yes, that last paragraph was a whiny sigh.  

I’ve said it lots of times-but grilling for us isn’t just a seasonal thing-I truly do believe that if God himself had meant for me to use the broiler in my oven, no one would’ve created grills and grilling.

Sorry, not into being made deaf by the exhaust fan or being spritzed with the grease off whatever the protein of the day may be-nope.  Nor do I really want to try that neat griddle on my brand new range that I have that 5th burner for-it does make a wonderful holder for my spoon holder though.

I’m all for grilling everything from proteins and veggies to slices of pineapple, halves of freestone peaches and nectarines and yes, if our kids are over for breakfast and I’ve actually bought a package of bacon, well naturally it’s not going on my stovetop or the microwave.  Ew, grease-disgusting.

Since we‘re now officially in “Grill” season, let’s share some of our favorite grill foods.

My husband, the carnivore, loves ribeyes and spareribs.

With the ribs-I’m one of those who starts about 2-3 days in advance by putting on a dry rub, then I put them in a foil bag and put in about 6-8 oz of a really good ale or lager and bake them at 250 for about 2-3 hours.  From there I toss them on a grill.

Ribeye-heck we‘re all good with anyone of a myriad of on-th-spot created dry rubs and just bringing them up to room temperature.  DON‘T OVERCOOK YOUR MEATS!

Now, before you all share your favorites, make sure you have a handy-dandy instant read thermometer and then tell us what you‘re grilling up for any meal you’d like!

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      Denise Richardson wrote Jun 1, 2011
    • I'm a rib lover, steaks sometimes, but for the most part give me the ribs, I have posted many recipes here in the "Let's Talk Food Exchange Group"



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jun 1, 2011
    • especially if you’ve used either a very lean meat or on the flip side-one w/ a lot of grisle in it.  good for breaking it down.  not many of us can afford to buy at a really good meat emporium/butcher shop like the Meat Store on a regular basis.

      when you buy there-nothing except maybe a bit of S & P is needed.  and that’s even questionable.



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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • I may be the only person in America who will admit this, but I’m not all that fond of grilling.  Anymore, the george foreman on the counter top is pretty much as close as I get to grilled anything all summer.  

      I once told my ex that if God meant me to grill, I’d still be living in a cave cooking over a fire.  

      All that said, over the years I’ve grilled everything from duck to turtle to pizza.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • tonight:  rack of pork w/ a rosemary, lemon peel and garlic rub, baked spuds and our favorite spinach, white beach, cauliflower and feta salad.



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      Susan Haley wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • In Florida we can grill all year round. Since I am a vegetarian, I’ve been able to come up with some great grilled veggie ideas. If you like onions (they are very good for you) remove outer layer of a big Vidalia or Texas Sweet, wrap it in foil after you’ve slathered on a healthy gob of butter. Throw it on the grill with whatever slabs of an animal you carnivores like and you’ve automatically got a side veggie. For me, it’s a meal. estatic

      Susan

      I love this column! I always get a good laugh.



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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • Mmmm, that rack of pork sounds wonderful!



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jun 5, 2011
    • Susan, glad you like the column-I do have fun writing it!  I love veggies-it’s a constant game of trying to get my carnivore dh to eat more of them and less of animal stuff!

      Tuliplady-the pork was really great.  everyone loved it.  We‘re having some of it tonight-just need to heat it.  will serve the leftover grilled peppers from last night w/ some spinach salad and I’m making some brown rice pilaf that I’m adding just a bit of cilantro and lime too.



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