Barbecue Bible 101: Always have a spare full propane tank for the grill.
Partial check, we DO have a spare tank. Only problem, it doesn’t have any propane in it. And the tank that’s ON the grill is on fumes! Doink.
Can you say charcoal cooked steaks?
Because we never use charcoal (and not sure why we even own this bag of lump charcoal – Christmas stocking gifts?), we don’t own a proper chimney starter so we’re cobbling something together. The wind picked up just as we lit it and I’m really not interested in a 911 call to the Bedford Fire Department, so we’ll look for the closest Blue Rhino tank sales and see if we can get one without everyone there laughing out loud. Hey Joe, another loser family who forgot to fill their tanks. Probably their best sales day is today and tomorrow morning. I see we have plenty of options nearby – from High Ridge Road in Stamford to lots of places in Greenwich. I think we’re good to go but we’re going to call ahead because there is a chance they are even out.
Stunningly gorgeous day for a family BBQ. Made an angel food cake last night that is perfection, or was perfection until it came out of the tube pan. Looks a little worse for wear now but it’ll get the raspberry blueberry and cool whip flag decoration later and no one will know that the cake is dropped a bit.
UPDATE. To prove Swanton’s comment- her photo!!! How funny is this??