Friday, December 03, 2004

The Winter BBQ

Just when you thought BBQ season was over. AND, I bet your BBQer is all stashed away for the winter. Well, break it out!! When we lived in Colorado, we sure had some snow. I remember on Christmas Eve of 1983, my mom had come out to visit. It was her first time on a plane, and it took her a few days to calm down. Well, when we got up on Christmas Day that year, we had 36" of snow, and it was still snowing. Mom was 73 at the time, and she was outside shoveling snow from our front sidewalk and driveway. We BBQd a few days after Christmas during another storm. The neighbors thought they were hallucinating because they thought '...WHO in their right mind would be BBQing in this semi blizzard...." (My side of the family- I never claimed to be all there!) The delicate smoke wafted through the snowfall into all the homes in the area. Winter is a great time to BBQ. Everytime it snows here in Missouri, we both think the same thing... fire up the grill!!

DELUXE Chicken Sandwich

1 Boneless/skinless Chicken Breast pounded out, and cut in half widthwise
2 Slices Bacon divided in half
1 TBS Chopped scallions - white and green parts
2 Slices of Gouda cheese (The smoked version is great)
2 Whole Wheat Kaiser, Hard Rolls, or Buns
BBQ Sauce

Split and toast roll. Grill chicken. Place slices of cheese on grilled chicken during the last few seconds until the cheese melts.(Be sure the grill lid is down) .Once the cheese has melted, remove from grill and place on bun, then place cooked bacon strips over chicken. Add BBQ Sauce, and sprinkle chopped chives/scallion over BBQ sauce.
Serves 2 - BUT, read on…………………………………………………

Serve with cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, potato chips, or whatever turns you on. A beer (Sam Adams) goes well with this. As a matter of fact, you may want to have several bottles chilling. A nice chilled Charnonnay works well here too. For added ambiance, a fire in the fireplace - that is if you have a fireplace. You may want to double the recipe, because I’ll bet that once you take your first bite, in all probability, both sandwiches will be gone and your spouse or significant other may bar you from her/his existence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

:-) I can hardly wait until it snows.