Last fall, at the end of grilling “season”, we tossed our several year old, rusty old BBQ grill. It was cheap and the build-up on the racks was starting to flake off on our food…YUCK! We’re a grilling family, so when we put it in the trash we were kind of lost. We’d been so used to grilling once a week! We were going to purchase one at that time, but since it wasn’t grilling “season”, not a lot of stores had their grills out and the ones they did have were definitely not on sale, if you know what I mean…
So, we were anxious for springtime to arrive so we could go out and purchase a brand new BBQ grill! We decided to actually invest in a fancy one that would last a lot longer than the cheap ones we’ve purchased in the past. The main thing with us is…we don’t like to cook on gas or propane grills. We feel that foods cooked over charcoal have more flavor…so that’s what we were looking for!
Here’s the one we’ve had our eye on for sometime and finally purchased this week at Wally World… It’s an Oklahoma Joe…which we thought was very appropriate since we live in Oklahoma and the purchase would benefit our local economy, however…if you look on an Oklahoma Joe box, you’ll find that the grill is actually made in China… go figure.
It was pretty easy to put together. Rob took his time and still had it together within an hour or two… I’m not really sure… I was watching Real Housewives or something while he was in the garage working on it. What can I say… I would have just been in the way if I had tried to help 🙂
We tested it out tonight with these……even raw, the meat looks delicious! I was in charge of the potatoes. I made them differently this time…
Here’s how I did it… first, cover the pan in tin foil. Wash, dry and poke holes in the spuds with a fork. Line them up on the baking sheet, then coat each potato with olive oil and a little Kosher Sea Salt and bake at 400 degrees for an hour. They turned out unbelievable!
Here’s our meal…
…I know there is a lack of green, but I just wasn’t hungry for broccoli or other vegetable tonight for some reason. Rob had some spinach, but I wasn’t in the mood.
We love filet mignons from Wal-Mart… can you believe you can get a package of two for less than $10?! I like them just as much, if not better, than a $15 or $20 piece of meat from a fancy restaurant! Seriously, you should try them!
This grill is fancy, wasn’t cheap and is probably too big for our family of three, but I’m impressed with it and can’t wait to spend many more evenings out on the back patio with the Hubs cooking up some delicious food!
By the way… our new sectional arrived this week! I’ll post pictures soon!
Until next time…Happy Blogging!