Ode to Grilling and How I love Thee

Posted on May 8th, 2012 in Stories

Ode to Grilling (And How I Love Thee)

Ode to Grilling,

and how I love thee,

For you have given me delicious joy,

And endless culinary creativity.

There’s something about strolling out to the grill,

on a summer weekend night,

Slapping on some fish or steak,

And watching it sizzle under the fading sunlight.

Quick and healthy,

Delicious and tasty,

From burgers to hot dogs to meatballs,

It’s all so easy.

My love for the grill,

Reached a new high,

When the power went out Sunday,

and had not returned by seven thirty.

Rather than pout or submit to tuna or beans,

I strolled outside to the grill.

A twist and turn with a little flame,

And omelets and toast saved the day!

This delicious feast sent  my mind to spinning,

Imagine what I could grill, what I could create!

Beans or macaroni, brisket or ribs,

Smores, pie…maybe even cake.

Ode to Grilling,

And how I love thee.

For the day I cook a pie on the grill,

Will be a major victory.

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45 Responses to “Ode to Grilling and How I love Thee”

  1. Barbara Says:

    I love your odes! :)
    And if you ever make a pie on the grill, let us know!

  2. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    I have never grilled before, but it does sound like a scrummy summer activity! :P

  3. Couture Carrie Says:

    Awesome ode! Love grilling!


    P.S. Congrats on the new swimwear!

  4. Joanne Says:

    Grilling is the one thing I really don’t know how to do in the world of cooking! You’re basically a grilling rockstar, it seems.

  5. yonca Says:

    A pie on the grill? Great idea!

  6. Betty Manousos Says:

    i adore your odes! love grilling!

    now i am hungry!

    but you always leave me hungry, sweet ducky!


  7. Kristina P. Says:

    Nom, nom, nom. What a great idea!

  8. Petty Witter Says:

    Alas, still not grilling weather here in the north east of England, I loved your ode.

  9. amy @ fearless homemaker Says:

    i loooove grilling in the summer, + such a smart idea for when your power is out, or you don’t want your kitchen to be one zillion degrees on an already-hot day. time to schedule at least one grilling night at our house this week!

  10. Rachel (S[d]OC) Says:

    During the great northeast blackout a few years ago I remember wishing I had a grill because there was nothing in the house to eat, I had no cash, and couldn’t get any at ATMs or use a credit card. Sadly, grills are forbidden in my building even though I think a little tabletop hibachi would do well on my balcony.

    I’ve heard of folks baking cakes in a Weber kettle. Don’t know if people like the taste of charcoal in their food though.

  11. Channon Says:

    Love the non-traditional grilling going on!!

  12. Kelly Deneen Says:

    Yayy for grilling! :)

    Pizzas on the grill are quite delicious too.

  13. Tina L. Hook Says:

    And I kinda love that you grill in a red dress to boot.

  14. Pam Says:

    The grill saved the day! I’ve never thought to make omelettes on the grill!

  15. Krysten Says:

    LOVE grilling!

  16. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    Wow! You have a real gift for grilling!

  17. marie Says:

    I love this time of year when you go on an evening walk and can smell the BBQ’s all across the neighborhood.

  18. Reeni Says:

    Pie on the grill? That would be awesome! Our electric goes out all the time during the summer. Pie would make it better. I used to live in Tucson!

  19. sara Says:

    You are so awesome. I loved reading this and I can’t wait to get our grill going.

  20. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    Hehe another cute ode Duckie!

  21. Juliana Says:

    I too love grilling throughout Summer, but yet have to make omelets and pies :)
    Thanks for the inspiration and hope you have a wonderful week!

  22. Chewthefat Says:

    I don’t have a grill but now I have a hankering for one! That looks AWESOME! I love the eggs and toast!

  23. Marjie Says:

    I do hope your power came back on quickly! And the boy scouts claim to be able to make pies over the fire, so why not on a grill?

  24. Jayme Says:

    Mmm… those omelettes look yummy! Love the ode too. :) Came over from SITS. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

  25. Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet Says:

    I love to grill too, I do the grilling at our house. I have never done omlettes on the grill before! They look mighy good cooked that way! We are lucky to have perfect grilling weather all winter long here in Florida!

  26. Giovanna Says:

    Cute post! All that food looks delish!


  27. Carolyn Says:

    Fabulous ode – I love my grill too!

  28. Rach Says:

    Oh girl, if you ever grill a pie, be sure to let us know!

  29. Mary Jo Says:

    Isn’t grilling the best? Can’t wait for summer.

    xo Mary Jo

  30. Alyx Says:

    This post just made me really hungry… and I have the strong urge to read some Dr. Seuss, not quite sure why… ;)

  31. Leslie Says:

    Okay, if you cooked a pie on the grill…you will be my heroine!

  32. Kristin Says:

    Nothing says summer like grilling to me!

  33. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I love food that is made on the grill. It always taste better.

  34. Kimberly Says:

    So cute! I love to grill too. In the summer, when it’s 150 degrees out and turning on the oven inside the house just sounds miserable, I adore my grill. I have never put pots and pans on it before. Wow! Very cool.

  35. Mary Says:

    You have hidden talents:-). I can’t wait for the grilled pie. Have a wonderful evening. Blessings…Mary

  36. Susan Says:

    Ha-ha! We love grilling season too. There’s no grilling in sundresses quite yet here though :) Our grill saved us when our power was out for 2 days after a storm a few years back!

  37. Natasha Says:

    Grilling season is one of my favorite seasons yet. I can’t wait to learn how to grill on my own.

  38. Sue Says:

    Love grilled food, just don’t like doing the grilling. My husband usually does it.

    Those omelets look awesome :)

  39. Sophie Says:

    You are so right here! I love my BBq too! :) Lovely written too!

  40. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    Great idea for the omelet! Looks delicious.

  41. Liz Says:

    Wow, the grill saved the day…scrumptious meal!!! And feel free to link up my key lime tarts tomorrow :) Or am I supposed to do the linking? I’ll check back~

  42. Mary Says:

    I LOVE it! I want to see that grilled pie. :) Since you asked, here’s a link to a GF PB Cookie I posted a while back: http://barefeetinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/12/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookie.html

    Surely, you didn’t think I could leave out PEANUT BUTTER?! ha ha

    Have a truly wonderful weekend!

  43. Nicole Says:

    Love grillin’ & your hair!

  44. Dancing Branflake Says:

    Oh my freakin goodness you are a genius! I need to take some grilling lessons from you!

  45. viviene @ thejourneyofawoman Says:

    I see you love to grill haha

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