MEMORIAL DAY is the second most popular day (after Independence Day) for outdoor grilling. Is there such thing as indoor grilling? Yes. That’s what you call it when someone asks you a lot of questions. So, here goes your indoor grilling about outdoor cooking.
- Who is grilling today? (My guess – man of the house.)
- Are you smoking or grilling?
- If grilling, is it gas or charcoal?
Now, for the menu: Internet research indicates the following most popular foods for cooking on the grill are:
- Burgers (85%)
- Steak (80%)
- Hot dogs (79%)
- Chicken (73%)
Statistics aside, here is more of my grilling: What will be dripping its juices into your fire?
- If steak, is it rib eye or T-bone? Discounting nutrition and economy, my preference is the more expensive, fat, juicy rib eye, though I would not decline an invitation to a T-bone feast.
- If dawgs are sizzling, will they be the traditional American hot dog (ingredients unknown) or brats?
- Burgers – The only option here (beyond rare, medium, or well done), is cheese or no cheese.
Please – don’t even mention veggie or soy burgers. If you don’t eat real meat, get off this page. 🙂 Go read some “Save the Planet – Eat Green” kind of blog. Not really. I respect your lifestyle choice to leave more meat for the rest of us omnivores. Besides, outdoor grill-fests typically include plenty of sides (beans, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob) that can be enjoyed by the vegan in-laws.
I just realized my inadvertent omission of pork or fish for backyard feasts. Okay – so, let’s throw in pork and fish. However, they are the only other reasonable grilling options I can offer. I refuse to go all exotic and regional, including things like: Venison, buffalo, rattlesnake, armadillo, alligator… That’s just creepin’ me out. Besides, this is about Memorial Day – not “Weird Things A Guy Might Cook If You Give Him Enough ‘Adult Beverages’ and An Open Fire.”
Last question: Is anybody else gettin’ hungry?
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