After a torturous sprinter season (spring+winter), I am confident that warm weather and sunshine is finally here! So let’s dust off the patio furniture, get our flowers planted and expose our poor pasty-white legs to some beautiful South Dakota rays!! This time of year is full of little things that seem so uplifting; driving with your windows rolled down, evening walks after supper, going outside without a coat?! All of these things are simply wonderful, but the one thing that really gets me excited- grilling season!
There’s just something about the first grill of the season…
The aroma of fresh grilled burgers and steaks is second to none. Think about it, your out for an evening walk and the neighborhood is filled with the mouthwatering goodness of grilled beef. It’s not mistaken for anything else. We know it and we love it. We could go on for days about the reasons we love grilling season, so I thought I’d list my top 10. Here they are:
Top 10 Reasons I Love Grilling Season
10. I no longer have to scrub the broiler pan. (anyone else hate this as much as me?)
8. You must keep a cool drink in hand (in case of fire, of course)
7. My husband actually helps with supper!
6. Veggies always taste better off the grill (Am I right?!)
5. Keeps my kitchen cool & clean!!
4. It’s a very healthy way to prepare Beef for my family
3. I can work on my tan while cooking
2. Scorched or grilled to perfection, I hear “Mmmm, something smells good”
1. BEEF…It’s what’s on the grill.
All humor aside, grilling truly is one of the most economical and nutritious ways to prepare beef for your family. I always try and throw a few extra pieces of meat on the grill to make a second meal out of. Burgers always re-heat well (always reheat leftovers to 160 degress) and steaks are great to slice up thin for wraps and salads. And while your at it, don’t hesitate to throw a tinfoil pouch of fresh veggies drizzled with olive oil and some fresh herbs or fresh fruit as well (grilled pineapple is my personal favorite!).
And if I haven’t given you enough benefits to grill up some beef, May is Beef Month in SD as well as National Burger Month. So, what are you waiting for– Go get your grill on!
Here’s a Tip: Wanna get the best deals on your beef this summer? Text “SDBeef” to 69866 to receive notifications when your local Hy-Vee is featuring great Beef sales!
For some wonderful grilling recipes including marinades, rubs, side dishes and more, visit: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com