Firing Up the Barbie

United States
March 8, 2016 3:38pm CST
It's beautiful here today and hit the 70 degree F mark. My quandary about what to make for dinner is settled. We're going to have our first barbecue of the season. My son in law went to the store and bought some fresh ears of corn and some zucchini so we're going to grill veggies and some chicken. Not only am I looking forward to having our meal cooked outside but we decided to eat off paper plates and not have any worries about dishes and cleaning up the kitchen. Works for me
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
8 Mar 16
I am glad you have gotten there. Here in Canada any time the sun shines is a good time for the BBQ to be fired up, no matter how cold.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
I know a lot of people bbq all year round but I can't see standing over the grill in the dark & cold. However, this beautiful weather certainly make me thing spring/summer
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
10 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 Not in the dark, but a gas BBQ still gets nice and hot even in winter.
@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
I would be happy too. Skipping thedishes.part
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• United States
9 Mar 16
NO dishes is always a plus
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@Susan2015 (22191)
• United States
8 Mar 16
That all sounds really good.
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@just4him (132516)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Mar 16
Sounds great. It's still to wet outside to do any grilling. We got to 67 today. I think summer is here, even though the calendar still says winter and will for at least a couple more weeks. I hope it all turned out good.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
I just hope this beautiful weather isn't a fluke and that we don't go back to freezing cold again before winter heads out for good
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@just4him (132516)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 I hear you. Temps started falling once again. Right now it's 44 and going down. I haven't turned the heat back on.
@DianneN (91939)
• United States
9 Mar 16
My hubby always barbecued in ant kind of weather, of tensing shoveling a path on the deck to the grill. Enjoy!
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• United States
9 Mar 16
Your hubby is way more ambitious than me if he shovels to get to the grill
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@DianneN (91939)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 Well, he used to be, but not anymore. No shoveling in FL!
@Juliaacv (35242)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
The news is on now, and they said that we hit 71, how beautiful is that? Your dinner sounds good. I'm still fighting a chest infection, so I came home and warmed up some left over chili that we had last weekend. Hopefully I'll feel better one of these days so that I can get the grill started up for the year also.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
We're having a few days of over 70 degrees and it's like spring has arrived. Hope it stays and that winter doesn't make another appearance. Hope you feel better and can get out and enjoy this beautiful weather
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@Juliaacv (35242)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 We're mild here too, but with not feeling well I'm not enjoying it. I need to get over this nasty bug.
@JudyEv (141609)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar 16
That's sounds a great idea. Do you have a dish-washer? I wouldn't have one for years but I love ours now especially if we have extras for a meal. I don't run it every day.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
Yes, I have a dishwasher and don't know how I lived without one for so many years when my children were growing up. Even with a dishwasher it's still nice to have an occasional night when all we do is toss some paper plates in the trash
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@JudyEv (141609)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 That's true. We have paper plates occasionally.
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
8 Mar 16
Grilled chicken and vegetables sounds fine, but it is rather cruel to set fire to a poor innocent Barbie doll. Have they produced a new range of Witch Barbie?
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• United States
9 Mar 16
LOL @aslylum...yup we're burning Barbie at the stake (or should I say steak??)
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 Oh dear, what is the world coming to these days.
@amadeo (78516)
• United States
8 Mar 16
we are coming over.thanks.Not sure what time will get there
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• United States
9 Mar 16
Come on over!!
@amadeo (78516)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 I will have to take a rain check.Wait I have so many here and so little time. But you are welcome if your ever in our part of the wood.
@LadyDuck (188337)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
Lucky you, our temperature is 35 F right now, we have to wait several weeks before even thinking to eat outside.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
We've had over 70 degrees F for the past few days and it's wonderful to get some warmth and sunshine
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
9 Mar 16
It was very mild here today, and the sun did come out for awhile. Hope you enjoyed your barbecue. I don't blame you for using paper plates, saves doing dishes.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
BBQ and paper dishes seem to go hand in hand. Easy peasy I say
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@connierebel (1571)
• United States
8 Mar 16
That sounds awesome! The zucchini especially; I've been dying for some zucchini, but it's way too expensive in our area. My family is really boring, LOL, we practically never have anything barbecued. It's a lot of work to get the charcoal grill going; probably it would be better if we had a gas or electric one.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
My grill is propane gas so it's easy to just turn it on. I remember the day of having to get that charcoal going before you could grill anything. I love any type of veggie on the grill but zucchini is my favorite. It's expensive here too but I figure it's worth the little extra money for a healthy dinner
@zebra2222 (5198)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Enjoy the barbecue. Sounds like a great way to enjoy the warmer temperatures.
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@Corbin5 (122834)
• United States
8 Mar 16
We haven't uncovered the grill yet, but we have 70 degrees too. Enjoy that meal from the grill!
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• United States
9 Mar 16
I thought about firing up the grill today, but the plan was for lasagna. I have made lasagna on the grill a few times. This is one way not to heat up the house when the weather is quite warm.