It’s Summer in the Northwoods

Posted on May 27, 2008 
Filed Under Grilling, Holiday cooking

This is what we call Summer. We are now between the holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. Living in a vacation town that is beautifully perfect in the summer and an at-your-own-risk deep freeze in the winter, this is prime time here in the northwoods. The population in our town skyrockets with alot of people coming up to their lake cabins for the summer. For anyone who makes a living here, these next few months will be your best shot. I love going to town in the summer, even if I have to wait 2 light changes to get a green because of backed up traffic… people are in a happy vacation mood and there are people everywhere. I love ‘tourist season’.

And another reason to love summer: Here are just a couple things we pulled off the grill this weekend…
Johnsonville brats (pronounced ‘brot’, in case you’re tempted to make jokes about mis-behaved children). You can’t really see the brat itself because the toppings got a bit out of hand, but it is there.



Rib-eye steaks, grilled to perfection. We like them done medium; pink in the middle, but the juices are brown. They were so tender and juicy that I could cut mine with a fork and they had so much flavor that we didn’t even need the A1 sauce. In case you ask, yes, sometime this summer, we (as in mainly Shannon, but I do help, as in hand him a plate or utensil out the window occassionally), plan to do a “How to Grill the Perfect Steak” post. I just made that title up, I don’t know what it’ll be called, but something to that effect, with directions on how to get the different levels of doneness.

Our weekend was pretty relaxed, not alot going on. How was your weekend?


4 Responses to “It’s Summer in the Northwoods”

  1. Sharon on May 27th, 2008 8:12 am

    We should have hired you guys to come and cook for us–we had no vacation, if that means relaxing! We painted and worked our tails off at our new place. It was fun, though, just no good grillin’. Can’t wait for that post on the perfect steak–we’re still figuring that one out.

  2. Michelle on May 27th, 2008 8:58 am

    YUM! The steak looks good! The potato also does. Weekends like this go way to fast! We were at my parents house Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. (They live an hour away) My sister’s graduation ceremony and party was on Sunday so we were busy with that. Then on Monday we were with my husbands family. And before you know it, it’s Tuesday morning already and you’re seeing your husband off to work.

  3. Shannon on May 27th, 2008 10:58 am

    Ohhh that looks good. I’m coming over for some food. :)

  4. Berneice on May 27th, 2008 12:51 pm

    Johnsonville brats are a hit here right now too.

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