Why Fall May Be the Best Time For Grilling
You might be tempted to put the grill away once the leaves begin turning and the weather cools, but if you’re a “grillaholic,” we’re going to give you five good reasons to keep the fire burning during fall.
Fall Is Great Grilling Weather
Whether it’s culture or advertising, most people associate summer with cooking out, and while it’s perfectly normal to use the long summer days and warm weather to cook on the grill, it’s not always pleasant standing over the coals in 100-degree temperatures cooking steaks, burgers, dogs, or what have you. Fall presents a unique opportunity to grill in outdoor temperatures that won’t make you feel like you’ve spent an hour or two in the sauna. Furthermore, most of the annoying summer pests like flies, ants, and gnats are gone once fall arrives, making your grilling experience even more pleasant.
Fall Veggies Taste Great On The Grill
If you’re a fan of root veggies like carrots, squash, turnips, or rutabaga that are harvested in the fall, throwing them on the grill can bring out flavors you don’t get when cooking indoors. This is because the vegetable’s natural sugars caramelize when cooked on the grill for a more savory experience. Furthermore, fall vegetable pair well with meat, and as any good griller knows, meat tastes better on the grill.
Dessert On The Grill
Many grilling novices don’t know that you can actually make outstanding desserts on the grill. Like vegetables, making desserts on the grill brings out new flavors you can’t get enough of. For example, for a quick dessert that satisfies kids and adults, consider getting some bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows. Wrap the ingredients in foil, toss it on the grill for a few minutes, and enjoy a savory sweet treat that pairs well with a dollop of ice cream. There are many delicious desserts you can make on the grill, so don’t be timid —hit up a Google search and try a few.
Fall Is Tailgating Season
If you’re a football lover and want to have your friends over to watch the game, don’t settle for delivery pizza and bagged chips. Instead, get to grilling up some burgers, chops, or steaks for a tasty meal that will carry you through all four quarters and overtime. And, if you’re not into football or tailgating, you can still have friends and family over for a relaxing evening cookout dinner party, with maybe a bonfire for added ambiance.
Make The Most Out Of Your Investment
If you consider yourself a pro griller, then no dollar-store grill is going to cut it; you go for all the bells and whistles that money can buy. So, if you’ve spent a few hundred on a quality grill, it makes sense to use it as much as you can to get the most out of your investment, and that means extending its working life into the fall. Moreover, depending on what part of the country you live in, you might experience warm temperatures well into November, so you can easily get a good 8 or 9 months of grilling before putting it away for the winter. As you can see, just because the weather is getting colder and the leaves are turning doesn’t mean you have to give up your passion for cooking on the grill.
Fire N’ Stone started as a family-owned service business in 2009; however, because of increased demand and customer requests, we opened our showroom a year later. Today, we’re still family owned and operated, and we’ve become a full-service chimney and fireplace service and custom stone, contractor. We serve residents throughout central New Hampshire, and our expert technicians and masons are available for all your design, sales, installation, and service needs. Visit our 3,400-square-foot showroom at 539 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH, or call us at 603-293-4040 to book an