Grilling is a popular summer activity. It's great to get out there and enjoy the sun while cooking some delicious food at the same time. Do you shut down the grill when fall comes? Did you know that you can grill all year round?
Here are seven things for you to know about year-round grilling:
1. Grilling can occur all year round. There's really not much of a reason to put the grill away when it gets a little chilly. Do you have any type of covered spot where you could put it. If so, move it there? Keep your propane tank full or keep bags of charcoal on hand and keep on grilling! Even when it's chilly outside, it's warm right next to the grill!
2. You'll be surprised, but the flavor of outdoor cooked food tastes even better when it is chillier outside.
3. Make sure that you keep the lid of the grill closed since you need to keep the heat up. That's more of a challenge in the winter, so you'll need to resist the temptation to peek even more.
4. Fall is a great time to grill some veggies from your garden. Potatoes, carrots, and squashes are delicious on the grill. With most vegetables you can clean them, brush them with olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper and then toss them on the grill. If you haven't cooked vegetables on the grill, you are in for a great treat!
5. I love potatoes on the grill. If you like potatoes, please try them next time you grill. Just cut them up, put inside some aluminum foil, add some seasonings and grill away!
6. If you haven't tried smoking on your grill, it adds a wonderful flavor to your outdoor cooking. Smoking ribs or steaks on the grill during the winter is a bit more of a challenge, but just keep the lid down to help keep the heat in and monitor the temperature and you'll do fine.
7. Don't forget to try some fruits and dessert on the grill. Fruits on the grill make delicious deserts. Cut the fruit up into large slices, brush some butter on them and sprinkle with sugar, brown sugar, or cinnamon and then put on the grill. Watch them close, because fruit will cook more quickly.
Take some extra care during the fall and winter and you'll be able to grill all year round!