Thursday, June 19, 2008


We are about to enter the summer grilling season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it's the only type of cooking a 'real' man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved. When a man volunteers to do the cooking the following chain of events are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - drink in hand.
Here comes the important part:
(4) The man places the meat on the grill.
More routine....
(5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring an other drink while he deals with the situation.
Important again:
(7) The man takes the meat off the grill and hands it to the woman.
More routine....
(8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
(10) Everyone praises the man thanks him for his cooking efforts.
(11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off.'
And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women....

Enjoy your weekend with a little BBQ grilling humor.

Beer and BBQ go so well together.
Sirloins, Asparagus, Vidallia Onions, Red and Yellow Bell Peppers drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and minced garlic with a pair of goblets of Secco-Bertani Valpolicella Valpantena Ripasso; its whats for dinner.


  1. ahahaha :) very interesting routine.

  2. You had me rolling as I read this... So true, so true! Food looks yummy.

  3. Well, the food looks good and I bet it tastes good. The only thing missing is the lawn chair.

  4. H-eee-larious! This is so true! Maybe add in the woman brings out a new "beverage" to the man somewhere between 6 and 7. ;)

  5. Oh, man, you have got this pegged right! Us women end up doing so much more (usually) than most guys during grilling! I thought the end was the funniest, about "her night off" !!
    That asparagus looks seriously good right now...

  6. ton bbq est vraiment très bien rangé ;o).
    your barbecue is very tidy ;o)

  7. Oooh, when do we eat?
    Oh, yeah, as soon as I set out all the food. Don't forget to turn those steaks.
    This is the funniest thing I've read all day.
    Great bbq photo too.

  8. That looks so mouthwatering!

    I am so sending this link to my mother... ;-)

  9. Thanks for the smile, now I'm hungry.
    Where's that woman?
    - Mitch

  10. So hilariously true. Happy Summer and best Grillin' to you.
    - Andrea