The best laid plans, complete with diagrams and good intentions, do not guarantee successful outcomes.
I had a massage scheduled, and we were going to have a roasted whole chicken for dinner; a mid-summer grilled favorite.
Since it takes upwards of two hours, the plan was made to put the fully marinated and dry rubbed bird on the grill before I got home. During the massage I thought how nice it would be to come home to dinner nearly done and the aroma of grilling chicken filling the air.
When I walked through the back gate and spied the thermostat lower than 200 degrees F; I immediately realized something was wrong.
Lifting the lid of the grill, this is what I saw:
Robert’s eyes were huge, “oops” he said, “I thought I was doing so good!”
He had turned off the burners on one side of the grill, but instead of placing the bird on the turned off side, he had placed it directly over the three burners left on High.
He had come out to check on the progress after the bird had been on the grill for 45 minutes. At first he said” I was so proud our grill was getting to 650-700 degrees F…
until I opened the lid and saw the burning chicken.”
The meat was fully cooked so we peeled it off the bones
and made smoked chicken tacos.
Then our friend June shared her culinary expertise with Robert
Know you are not alone!
Disasters do happen. Deal with it.
Deal with it with a sense of humor and look at it as an opportunity to go get Chinese food.