What a lovely day today turned out to be! The area we have the picnic table set up for painting is near where the cucamelons are planted. After painting last night, the girls checked them out and spotted baby cucamelons! When I'd checked them earlier, they weren't even blooming. Of course, I had to check … Continue reading Cookout, cats and cucamelons – what a beautiful day!
Yesterday was a perfect evening for a cookout! Well... except for the mosquitoes. The bug spray we used is supposed to last for 8 hours. It didn't! Unfortunately, my husband wasn't up to joining us, so it was just the girls and I. One of whom helped me unload the riding mower for the van, … Continue reading First cookout!
We had our cookout yesterday, but of course, things didn't work out as planned! To do the foil cooking, knowing it would take a while, I started the fire about an hour earlier than we were expecting our company, to get it burned down to coals before they arrived. Then I found out they weren't … Continue reading Foil packet fire pit cooking – not quite as planned!
I am really looking forward to our cookout this afternoon, and have been doing some preparations for things beyond hot dogs and corn dogs. 🙂 I've got 4 foil packets now sitting, ready and waiting, allowing several hours for the seasonings to work their magic. Here is the first one I made up. The base … Continue reading Foil packet fire pit cooking: preparations
I was thinking of things to do for the cookout we have planned on the weekend. Being such a warm day today (we're hovering around 0C), I wanted to do some more to prepare the fire pit area. I figured we may as well try something new, while I was at it! While looking for … Continue reading Fire pit tester
It's been some time since we've done a cookout. It's either been way too hot to sit around a fire, or raining! Not a complaint, really. Today, we cooked supper outside, but brought it inside to eat because... flies. They like our faces. And hair. And ears. So the idea of eating outside wasn't very … Continue reading Corn on the cob, cookout