Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

In Minnesota: Neither rain nor snow or… March 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Audrey Kletscher Helbling @ 6:06 PM
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…shall stop my husband from grilling in our Faribault backyard.

Grilling conditions: 19 degrees Fahrenheit and heavy snow falling around 6 p.m. Sunday

On the menu: Chicken breasts, baby red potatoes and asparagus.

Bonus for the husband’s work lunches: brats

TELL ME: Would you grill in these conditions or worse? Let’s hear.

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32 Responses to “In Minnesota: Neither rain nor snow or…”

  1. We are from SoCal and wanting to move out of state…… haha, this gives us something to think about😉. Looks like he’s doing a great job!

  2. Janelle Parry Says:

    Well Audrey, my husband would do that too! What wonderful hearty men we have to make our jobs easier. Plus the bonus of food on the grill always so much tastier. I have to admit though, I’m not quite so hearty and would cook on the stove first. We are truly blessed I think.
    Now that polar bear plunge thing is a whole different story. Those people are crazy!

  3. Littlesundog Says:

    We grill/smoke in any weather… but thankfully here we rarely have to deal with snow!!

  4. Dennis sullivan Says:

    Have done it

  5. Wãshē Kōdä Says:

    I never went ice fishing on Mille Lacs without a BBQ grill, no we never ate ‘eel poute’ Walleye & Prime Rib 😉

  6. Beth Ann Says:

    Grilled food always tastes so much better and we have done this in the past but Chris never really enjoyed winter grilling so not much happened. Now we can grill much easier and usually with no snow although we did get a few inches over the weekend at our place in Brevard. The good news—it was all gone by the next day. 🙂 Grill on, Randy, grill on!

  7. Almost Iowa Says:

    Now THAT is hardcore. I tip my hat out of respect and reverence. 🙂

  8. parkerozgood Says:

    I live just North of Fairbault in Elko and I never put my grill away! Grilled Burgers and Brats in the middle of a snow storm are the best! Does he put any ceramic fire place bricks in the bottom to help maintain heat?

  9. treadlemusic Says:

    Absolutely…..would do/have done!!!! Although, I think I do NOT miss the challenge of bringing the grill to temp (and keeping it there!) in order to cook….LOL! We grill most every day in far less challenging temps, although the winds most days are sustained 15+mph which has its own set of challenges!!

  10. Jackie Says:

    I think it’s great that Randy grills in the winter, why not? I’m actually even more impressed with his abilities to grill a meal, and that he used the good old charcoal grill. I am the griller in the family (only because Rick usually walks away forgetting to watch the food and everything burns) we have a gas grill, but I feel like that’s cheating 🙂

    • Randy has been the griller for nearly 35 years, exactly how long we’ve been married. If we had a gas grill, I’d probably grill. But I find grilling with charcoal to be too challenging. Randy grills almost every Sunday evening. I welcome the break from cooking.

  11. Ken Says:

    Absolutely. I have also grilled in below zero temps. Nothing like grilled meat and roasted veggies.

  12. Missy's Crafty Mess Says:

    Yum!!! I personally don’t cook on the grill and unfortunately I can’t seem to convince my hubby to do it this time of year either. However, my Step Father grills ever Saturday unless they aren’t home. Mmm leftover brats….

  13. Sue Ready Says:

    A true Minnesotan hope you enjoyed the dinner

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