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post #1 of 15
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BBQ RULES
We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it's the only type of cooking most men will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

Routine...

(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.

Here comes the important part:

(4) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL .

More routine....

(5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.

Important again:

(7) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.

More routine....

(8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:

(10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing a woman.
post #2 of 15
Ha.Ha. DH has never used a grill with me present that I can recall! Course our grill is still in it's box too....
post #3 of 15
CUTE! I just love that! I'm sending that to DH right away!
post #4 of 15
Oh, that needed to be sent to an assortment of men (and their wives) that I know!
post #5 of 15
That's a hoot.

However, in our house, the man does not prepare food, even to the extent of placing it on the BBQ and removing it when alerted to flames. The man DOES, however, make sure that the appliance is in proper condition for use, and changes propane tanks when required. He's a good boy, but he does need to get off the pot and perform the spring preparedness ritual sometime soon or it will be September before the woman puts some ribs on it.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
That's a hoot.

However, in our house, the man does not prepare food, even to the extent of placing it on the BBQ and removing it when alerted to flames. The man DOES, however, make sure that the appliance is in proper condition for use, and changes propane tanks when required. He's a good boy, but he does need to get off the pot and perform the spring preparedness ritual sometime soon or it will be September before the woman puts some ribs on it.
Ooooo! BBQ ribs! Can I come for dinner!?! I'll make my pasta salad and some yummy desert!!!!
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Ooooo! BBQ ribs! Can I come for dinner!?! I'll make my pasta salad and some yummy desert!!!!
You're on!
post #8 of 15
I refuse to do #6 and #9 around here. DH knows I do most of the work when it comes to BBQ, and the rule in this house is that whoever cooks, the other washes dishes. No questions asked. For #6, he burnt a meal once and I cerimoniously threw it in the trash. He has never done that since.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
You're on!
Ooooo! I can almost taste them already!!!
post #10 of 15
That sounds soooooo much like my ex-in-laws. That is great!
post #11 of 15
OMG! DH kills me...

"But remember, the man also has to start the grill." (Only applicable to those who use a charcoal grill, not a gas grill.)
post #12 of 15
That's great! Very funny, thanks for posting.

It's exactly like that here, except I do #4 and #7. (To his credit, Husband always does all the clean-up.)
post #13 of 15
no thanks, you made way to much work for the man.
post #14 of 15
that sounds like my sister and brother-in-law did i mention we had grilled chicken tonight
post #15 of 15
Not in my family - hubby does almost all of the kitchen stuff except the dishes. I'm lucky
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