Monday, May 21, 2018


I woke up early on Sunday, so I read in bed until it was light out.It was still overcast.

I had a cup of coffee and made over-easy eggs (fried in bacon grease) with toast for breakfast. Then I did the Sunday morning chores.

It sprinkled off and on all morning. It seemed to clear up around 2:00 p.m., so I drove to Westborn. I wanted to see if they had any sweet corn yet. Turns out they did! I bought five ears of bi-color sweet corn for $1.99. On the way to the register, I spotted some big, fat Michigan-grown asparagus. So, I bought a bunch of those as well.

It sprinkled again on the way home... I trimmed the sweetcorn and put it in a water-filled stock pot to soak.

Around 4:00 p.m.the sun came out. So, I got the new mower out and went to cut the rest of the back lawn. It took about 50 minutes. The mower walked right through the long grass. The only difficulty was I had to empty the grass catcher after every two passes.

I put away the mower and then read a bit in the living room with my legs up. Then I loaded up the charcoal chimney and fired it up (took a while to find some newspaper - I ended up using the Kroger circular).

When the coals were ready, I scrubbed the grate and oiled it. First I grilled a pack of Kogel's Vienna hot dogs for next weeks dinners. Then I grilled the sweet corn.

I shucked it outside (less mess), put it on a half sheet pan and stuck it into a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Then I grilled a small T-bone steak I had thawed out.

Lastly, I rubbed the asparagus in olive oil and grilled them. They really were beautiful!

Back inside, I cut the steak up (I can't eat that much meat at one time), put some butter and salt on the asparagus and buttered and salted an ear of corn. Then I plated my Sunday supper.

I had seconds of another ear of sweet corn and more asparagus. Then I declared the first barbecue of 2018 to be a rousing success!

I watched an old movie, "Smokey and the Bandit." Haven't seen it in years, but it was still funny. Then I watched the end of the Billboard music awards. I turned the TV off at 11:00 p.m. and went to bed.


  1. It really was, especially the asparagus. Normally they are so thin, I lose about half between the grates. These were big-ass Michigan ones (like my neighbor, Mr. Dupee on Palms Road used to drop off every Spring). I didn't lose one, lol!