Coping With The Loss Of Your Summer Grill
For the average person, the change in seasons from summer to fall is a welcome transition. There’s something special about the way the leaves turn to a different color and the crispness of the air as the weather changes. But for the average grill master, the colder months are going to be anything but welcome. After all, how can one even begin to imagine covering up their grill for an entire winter season?
Luckily, the change in weather doesn’t mean that your days of delicious cooking are done. Instead, a bit of creativity and some unique recipes will help you whip up some tasty treats this fall.
Here’s a look at coping with the loss of your summer grill and how to make the most of the colder weather.
Expand Your Horizons
You may be a master on the grill, but now is the perfect time for you to improve your general cooking skills. That marinade that you used on the salmon this summer may have tasted great on the grill, so give it another go in the oven this winter. Even though it may not be the same as grilling, you’ll be able to expand your horizons and learn to cook more. Who knows, you may even learn a new recipe that will work great on the grill next summer.
Still Get Your Fill
Just because summer is gone, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still get your fill of meats. While summer is perfect for hot dogs and hamburgers, fall is ideal for turkey and ham. These are the perfect meats that take time to be cooked inside of an oven. This process is similar to slow-cooked BBQ styles, and they’ll make your food taste incredibly sweet and tender. Even though it may not be summer, you can still get your fill of tasty meats this winter.
Try A New Restaurant
You’ve been wanting to try that new restaurant in town all year, but you couldn’t justify eating indoors when the weather was so beautiful outside. Now that your grill is gone for the winter, help out the local economy by trying a new restaurant. You can have a great time and even take the night off from cooking, and still get a delicious dinner at a place you’ve always wanted to visit.
Don’t Let The Weather Stop You
There are some master grillers out there who simply won’t be stopped. Even if the seasons change, that’s no excuse to stop grilling. If this sounds like your family, have an area outside that allows you to still grill. While your family may not gather around outside to eat, you can still have an awning or other cover that you grill under. Once the food is ready, serve it up for a summer BBQ in the middle of winter.
Even though the weather is changing, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of luck with your grill. Instead, follow these tips for coping with the loss of your summer grill and making the most of what food you enjoy this fall and winter.