I hate to admit it, but I’m always searching for a gift for dad at the last minute. I start scheming up ideas weeks before Father’s Day, but for some reason, I just can’t get it together! Luckily, there are tons of DIY projects that you can whip up the weekend of!
It’s a strangely warm and sunny winter day today and I’ve got the itch to get outside and grill something. A personal-sized mini grill made from items around the house seems like the perfect lunch-making tool to me! Just throw on some fresh veggies and you’ve got yourself a tasty treat.
Victoria from A Subtle Revelry created a bunch of these tiny tabletop grills for a party (awesome idea, BTW), but I figure making one for a quick lunchtime snack is a-okay. Continue Reading
S’mores from the microwave are convenient, but just don’t offer that toasty goodness of the open flame. Instructable-r JWilson27 offers a step-by-step to create a mini, safe grill/firepit for inside s’moring….
(1) Cedar Plank (4) Bolts – 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall (4) Nuts – 1/4 inch (4) Optional washers for the bolts (1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup (1) Box of cheap toothpick
For the s’mores (1) Box of matches (1) Bag of large marshmallows (1) Chocolate Bar (1) Box of graham crackers (1) Bamboo skewers, normally used for shish kabobs
Tools: (1) Drill (1) 2 and 1/2 inch drill bit (1) 1/4 inch drill bit (1) Saw
Disclaimer:Though I do identify as a male, I am by no means a suburban beef-worshipper with a tacky apron that won’t let anyone else’s spatula touch my holy grates. But as with sautéing, roasting, broiling, braising, and the like, grilling is an essential and obtainable mode of cooking for the home chef. It is, in fact, probably humankind’s oldest, and most misunderstood, method of heat application.
So, whether you’ve got a fancy stainless steel propane monster, or a classic charcoal hibachi, or your cooking meat, vegetables, or even pizza, grilling requires much more than continuous stabbing and boasting. Continue Reading