by smithandsmith 05 Jun 2012

New Standard Operating Procedures released today please learn

BBQ RULES
We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

Routine...
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.
Here comes the important part:
(5) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.
More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organise the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat.
Important again:
(8) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.

More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MANandTHANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ' her night off ', and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

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by eyeztodiefor10 07 Jun 2012

Boy, does that sound like real life! He gets all the credit and she gets all the work. Must be a happy medium somewhere.
Meri

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by meganne 06 Jun 2012

And that's the reason I haven't pushed to buy a bar-b-q for our new home. hahahahahaha!

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by dianap 06 Jun 2012

Yes, that is exactly as it is!!

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by jacquipaul 06 Jun 2012

Funny Lee; my DH doesn't like to grill, so if it's cooked outside our son, son-in-law or I do the cooking.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and love,
Jacqueline

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by babie 06 Jun 2012

Seems I am one of the lucky woman, my husband takes braai very seriously. In South Africa a BBQ or braai as we call it is a tradion. My husband will braai every night if only I would allow him. He buys his meat fresh from the butcher marinates it. etc. All I have to do is make the starch and a salad and he will even tell me every now and then how long before his meat is ready. Sometimes he even roasts the veggies and sees to the salad too and then he tells me it is my night off. He also prepares enough food for Monday nights and I only add a few things to make dinner interesting.

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babie by babie 06 Jun 2012

Ps we even braai in winter we then have a camp fire.

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by cherylgauteng 06 Jun 2012

True in South Africa too ! Although my DH is not this bad in all honesty. We buy salads out and I just go on strike.

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by ssampsel 05 Jun 2012

you & mitchemb, this pretty much sums it up!

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by nonna57 05 Jun 2012

Oh dear and here i was looking forward to a week away camping and not having to prepare meals :)))) This one is going straight to the printer and then laminated for a wall hanging.
Thanks Lee :))

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oigelcox by oigelcox 06 Jun 2012

When I get to go camping my DH does all buying preparing and cooking . But I get stuck with the cleaning up and washing up. So it comes out even in the end I suppose. He was a navy cook and says that it was not his job to clean up. Hugs Joyce

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by gramsbear 05 Jun 2012

YEP!!! You got it down to the T. hahaha!

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by lflanders 05 Jun 2012

All of you are lucky! I was married for 16 yrs and I never even got him to agree to a grill. He said it was overrated and too much trouble. We also never ate out a single time unless we were on vacation. I would have to make food to eat the 1st couple of days and then I finally get a real meal. Then when we toured a place, I looked after out son and he rambled by himself. He was afraid I would leave Brian with him if he did not get lost.

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by susiesembroidery 05 Jun 2012

Yea!!! The truth will out. LOL.

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by nannynorfolk 05 Jun 2012

Hahahaha- love it!!! and live it every summer !!!!

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by chenille 05 Jun 2012

How true it is!!
Hugs, Nadyne

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by dailylaundry 05 Jun 2012

Sounds right to me! Hugs, Laura*

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by michemb 05 Jun 2012

this all sounds familiar but we must not forget
"honey, at what temperature should I cook these"
"honey, is it time to turn these steaks"
"honey, do you think these are done yet"
LOL we just let them think they know what they are doing

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by sewmom 05 Jun 2012

Thanks Lee, we have another routine at our house. The woman says, "Honey I think the BBQ has flames again." That's OK I like it well done.

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by tilde01 05 Jun 2012

Thanks for reminding us of the BBQ rules of etiquette. Sometimes we seem to forget them.

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by zoefzoef 05 Jun 2012

Yep you are right !

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by cfidl 05 Jun 2012

Yep that is the way things go. Everything is wonderful! We are used to it! Yep! What we tell ourselves!

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by sqdancer 05 Jun 2012

Hey Lee - ain't it the truth.... lol hugs x0x0x0

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michemb by michemb 05 Jun 2012

hey Glenda, new picture, like it, looking good
hugs
Michelle

sqdancer by sqdancer 05 Jun 2012

Thanks Michelle ... Hugs x0x0x

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by blueeyedblonde 05 Jun 2012

lol - that sounds about right!!

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