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Winter’s Ambition…and mine too.

Why is it when us Patrons of the Pit become giddy as a kid on Christmas when we know a snow storm is in our forecast? Why is it we contemplate our next meat choice in the grocery store as the weatherman predicts a cold and heavy snow. Why do we bundle up and head out into the tundra as we know the rest of the world stays inside? As the winter wonderlands blow across our patios we hold our tongs in hand waiting to add another chunk of hickory to the flame. Our neighbors gaze out the window and question what we are up to next. Our wives sip hot coco and smile knowing that they will get a meal out of our insane obsessions. While the whole time we sit in peace. As snowflakes falling on our stocking hats and ice crystals collect on our whiskers. We breathe in and out, taking in as much of the aromatic mixture of smoke, meat and spice rubs. It’s natural…it’s poetic.

Yes, to all of those affected by the storm this weekend. Let your grill smoke away. Let your meat slowly fall apart on the hot grate, when only 1/16th of an inch away, Winter hammers the lid of your smoker with its fierce cold. When you sit at your dinner table, fork in hand and BBQ sauce in the other, smile at your accomplishments. Laugh at yourself knowing you have performed an act that most people in their right mind never would. Then eat!

2012-03-04 17.42.31In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. – William Blake


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11 responses

  1. I’m actually very jealous of your snow storms! We’re in St. Louis and rarely get snow anymore 😦 I’d LOVE to be snowed in like they are in CT right now. Are you guys getting feet of snow or inches?

    Anyway, enjoy your snow days! AND enjoy your pit! lol

    February 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    • Well, we’re not really sure. Minnesota always can surprise us. We of course enjoy our winter is also. Then there’s the driveway….

      February 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      • hahaha I would NOT like the driveway in the winter either! Of course, my husband has to take care of it here… but mostly he doesn’t 😦 He likes to see me slip my legs right underneath me! lol

        February 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  2. Looks great!

    February 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

  3. Cooking, anytime, is standard practice in my house. The EGG had food cooking continuous for 27 hours the last two days.

    February 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

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  5. THANK you for this post. It’s inspiring in many ways. Your ambition has become my motivation. Here’s to the thrill of the grill, the power of the pit, and good times from rough weather!

    February 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

    • Why thank you! I heard the snow flakes hit my windows here this morning and the excitement rises to get out there. Grill on!!!

      February 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

  6. You will so laugh at this – we had a huge rain storm on Sunday evening, but that could not / will not / did not stop my Hubby from firing up the grill – of course, with an umbrella in hand!!

    The Grill Must Go On!!! LOL!

    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 am

  7. Rice looks good, people dont realize that rice is a blank slate and can be made so many great ways.

    February 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

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