Though there is a nip in the air, the trees are donning shades of gold, and shelves of picnic supplies are being replaced by Thanksgiving necessities, it’s not too late to do some outdoor cooking.
For example, we recently made the most of the giant outdoor tent that was still up at the store
and created a mini lunch-time slider grilling station to celebrate a coworkers birthday.
Sure the burgers were bite-size, but the flavors were spectacular!
We prepared herbed mayonnaise, spiced ketchup, sliced veggies, grilled onions, pickles, & gourmet cheese and then let the guests design their own flavor combinations.
The results were dazzling to look at, and delicious to bite, even if it was just once or twice!
AS for your own outdoor cooking adventures, here’s our list of must-have tools for late season grilling:
The iGrill Wireless Thermometer: Don’t let the weather stop you- this new smart thermometer uses an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch- just like everyone else- to keep you up to date on the progress of whatever you’ve got grilling- which kicks it up to ‘Smarty Pants’ Thermometer in our opinion. With the free app you can stay cozy and warm inside (up to 200 feet) and your device will alert you when your food has reached it’s target temperature.
The Emile Henry Grilling/Baking Stone: Turns your grill grate into a flat surface perfect for grilling vegetables or pizzas. Check out this amazing video to see just how versatile it really is…
The Nordic Ware Cheese Dome: Pair this with the Grilling Stone and expect more of your dairy products while not compromising the doneness of your food items.
Viking BBQ Sauce: Trust us- it has all the right stuff to amp up your grilled flavors. Great on just about anything… Ribs, pulled pork, BBQ pizza, roasted chicken, hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, moose burgers- hey, it is Alaska hunting season after all.
And the best part about all these tools is that they can be used indoors as well, so there’s no need to pack up and store them away for the winter- so get grillin’ while the grillin’s good!