Summertime has finally arrived and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to fire up the grill! There will be many afternoon barbecue’s where everything will be perfect, the sun will be shining and you’ll be surrounded by your loved ones… unless you’re a part of my family!
Last Father’s Day we decided to celebrate with a BBQ – our first of the season! We had tons of hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and veggies. We knew it was not only going to be a beautiful afternoon, but also the best Father’s Day we could ask for.
My Mother and I quickly got to work setting the picnic table and my Dad fired up the BBQ. The next thing we know it starts to rain! So we rush to get the food covered and brought into the house. And wouldn’t you know it, as soon as we had everything inside the sun came back out! It was a hassle to have to set the picnic table again, but it was hard to be mad when the sun was shining so warmly.
Once again, everything was set up and there was nothing to do except wait for the rest of our family to arrive. We waited and waited and waited. How dare they be late on what was supposed to be the best Father’s Day ever?
Finally after much snacking by Mom and me, the family showed up. Better late than never, right? My Dad immediately threw the patties on the BBQ – we were all starving! It smelled so wonderful that would could almost taste it, and we certainly couldn’t wait to get the food on our plates.
As soon as my Dad announced the burgers were ready, we handed him a plate and filled it up with thick juicy burgers. It was at that point that my 4 year old nephew decided he was going to help Grandpa carry the food to the table. He looked like such a big boy carrying that plate to the table. I took out my camera just in time snap a wonderful picture of the burgers hitting the ground. Wasn’t that a Kodak moment! The only one who was happy about that was my parent’s dog!
At this point it was rather clear that this was not the kind of day we had in mind. Luckily we had a large supply of hamburger patties and we were able to salvage the rest of the day. We had plenty of laughs and good times once we finally got some food in our bellies. It wasn’t the worst of times, but it wasn’t the perfect BBQ we had planned.
This year we will be taking some extra precautions. We’ll set up the umbrella over the table, keep the food covered until we’re ready to eat it and let my nephew carry something other than the main course! It will be a perfect and we will all be happy… except the dog!
If your Dad needs some tools of the trade, why not send him the King of the Grill gift basket? He’ll be picture perfect sporting the barbeque apron and mitt and he’ll appreciate the extra protection from the grill too! And if your Dad isn’t into grilling a quick visit to our Father’s Day Gift Baskets page will provide you with plenty of other gifts to choose from!
PS: Check out this picture that we received from a King of the Grill basket recipient -
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