Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Good morning, things are still slow here in Kansas. The weather is getting warmer with daytime temps in the low 80s and that has been nice. I am concerned about what to do when it gets warmer here. My wife Vicki has MS and the heat can cause her to become very ill. We have some electrical issues that need fixed to get our air-condition working but the expense is too high for us right now.

I bought gas for the grill a few weeks ago and have been cooking outside as much as possible. This past weekend I cooked a whole chicken on the grill for the first time and it turned out great. I split the chicken in half and marinated it in Italian dressing for several hrs before cooking it over indirect heat for 1 1/2 hrs. I just turned one side of the grill on high and put the chicken on the other side. I checked the temp to determine when it was done ( 175 degrees for us ) and then took it off the heat and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving. It was some of the best chicken we have ever had.

The kids are all doing well with John taking some classes for his job, Cindy on leave until tomorrow and Mike working 14hr days in South Korea. That's about all for now.


Cookie..... said...

John, thats exactly how I've been cooking chicken on the grill for years now. Most of the time I let it marinade in Kraft Zesty Italian overnight. If you had called me for advice, I'd have told you everything you just posted, Good on ya matey!

Put Buster in the freezer fer a spell... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Dad...Its past Monday....Update??