God bless my family, and my girlfriend’s family, who, for my 25th birthday, colluded together to set me up with a Char-Broil gas grill and the required accessories (tongs, burger flippers, grill cover, etc.)
Morgan and I fired the beast up for the first time Wednesday evening and produced a batch of delicious bratwurst and bratburgers.
The meal was delicious, but the process of preparing the meal was equally lovely. Morgan and I stood out on her deck, watching the sunset and breathing in the warm, late-spring air as the meat sizzled over the flames. It was simply lovely.
And for this weekend, steaks.