grilling in the rain | and a recipe for grilled asparagus

I bought some asparagus at Aldi the other day, and have been really excited to grill it. So I decided that yesterday was the day despite the rainy weather. I added some hamburgers to the menu, and it was looking perfect.

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I thought I’d share my “recipe”. Its so easy that it can’t really be called a recipe, but we love it so much that it’s worth sharing for those of you who haven’t ever had delicious asparagus.

Four simple ingredients:

– asparagus

– salt

– pepper

– olive oil

Plus aluminum foil and a grill. 🙂

First step, of course, is rinsing it in cold water. Then I always cut off those hard ends. I hate it when I can’t eat the whole stalk of my asparagus because the end is too tough.

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Next, place asparagus on a long piece of aluminum foil, lined up pretty nicely, about three stalks high.

Then I drizzle generously with olive oil. Not too generously that it starts pouring out of the foil, but enough to coat all the stalks. I kinda “stir” it with my hands so that the oil gets dispersed.

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Next step is the salt and pepper. I sprinkle quite a bit on, because it just makes it better, in my opinion. But you can do as much or as little as you like. Makes sure all the layers get some!

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Then wrap it up by folding the long ends of the foil over each other to make a little packet. Fold and scrunch the open sides together until it forms a pretty good seal.

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Then you’re ready to grill. I usually do 6-7 minutes per side. It depends how crunchy or tender you like it. I like mine tender, so after 6-7 minutes on both sides, I check it to see if it needs to be grilled longer.

When was ready to grill last night, this is what was was happening outside.

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Yup, rain. Lots of rain. Thunderstorm rain.

Makayala asked me, “Are you going to grill in the rain?”

And I said, “Makayla, I’m pregnant. I’m hungry. I want a hamburger. And I am going to eat a hamburger. So yes, I am grilling in the rain.”

She looked at me like I was a little crazy.

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And maybe I was. It was a DOWN POUR. Seriously. I was soaking wet. But it really was worth it. Shane was kind enough to take photos of me through the window while laughing from inside the house.

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Thankfully, none of our kids like asparagus except Makayla so there was plenty for me and Shane!

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