The Help and I came to the decision that we need to replace our current outdoor grill in order to be in top shape for hibachi season. After several surgeries, it's time to just start fresh. Hopefully the Weber grills will be on special! We are looking at Weber because the replacement parts are easier to find. Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Target have some off-brands which, while well priced, are difficult to repair. The Charmglow gas grill on the patio has been looking like Frankenstein's monster for a while. It is time.
If you are having a barbecue (or invited to one), bacon pickle hot dog is a great contribution. UJames neighbor, GarretK, made this for one of his parties. Upon first glance, it didn't seem appetizing at all, but I was amazed at how the tart dill pickle enhances the smokiness of the bacon and hot dog.
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hot dogs, preferably red (found in Hawaii)
bacon, 1 slice for each hot dog
pickle spears, sliced thin, 1 slice for each hot dog
Slit hot dogs lengthwise, but don't cut all the way through. Slice pickle spears lengthwise into quarters, sixths, or eights, depending on girth of pickle. Shove pickle slice into slit of hot dog. Wrap hot dog with bacon slice. Broil or grill until bacon is cooked. Cut each hot dog wrap in half to serve.
The following day, Saturday, graduation excitement touched my own family. CP, the first-born of the next generation, graduated from high school! Congratulations, hugs and kisses go out to him! Although I wasn't able to make it to the commencement exercises, I made him a lei to commemorate his momentous occasion. If only his grandfather could have been there. . .he would have been so proud.
This weekend served as a bittersweet reminder that in a year, D1 will be participating in her own commencement exercises. If I could give her one bit of advice, it would be, "Make the most of your senior year. Once it is over, there is no turning back."