Today is just one of those days. My head is full of fluff and I feel like Pooh trying to remember where he left his honey.
Can’t I just crawl into the rabbit hole with my blanket? You can handle dinner tonight, okay? Last time I checked, there were numbers on your iPhone touch screen, and there is a magnet on the fridge for pizza.
Well, a fire was started in our little fire pit outside. This contraption was the genius idea of my better half and it was meant to replace the loaner barrel smoker/BBQ until we could buy a quality grill for ourselves. I like being able to position myself around the grill, avoiding smoke or flame, whatever the case may be.
Waste not want not, as my dad always said. There’s no use in wasting a good fire if you have something that can be cooked on the grill. Chicken was the only item suitable on hand. I discovered a secret to perfect grilled chicken (mostly because I didn’t want to stand outside for hours watching the grill, and second because I hate any pinkish hue in my chicken – so should you). I microwaved the pieces of thigh and drumsticks on half power for about 3 minutes per piece on the plate. Since the microwave cooks from the inside out, this gives you a leg up once the chicken is started on the grill. Don’t over do it in the microwave or you will have tough meat in the end.
A little sauce, some Montreal Steak spice blend and just keep turning over very hot coals.