So, what are you planning this coming long weekend?
Me..I’m planning to do a whole lotta NOTHIN!
Well, except I’m nudging hubby to get the BBQ rolling for the season. I’m itching for those grilled zucchini slices and caramelized pineapple rings. But just a quick thought before we start grilling that flattened chicken – I’m going to adapt this recipe for Cayla’s Perfect Roast Chicken
Here are some handy tips on getting ready for BBQ season from the CSA Group…
1. Make a clean start. Before firing up the grill for the first time this season, carefully inspect burners and burner tubes for blockages due to dirt, grease, insects (ew) or rust build-up.
Clean or replace any blocked parts or have a certified technician make the repairs.
2. Blowing bubbles! To make sure there are no gas leaks, rub a 50/50 solution of soap and water onto the gas hose, fittings and connections. Turn the gas on at the tank but NOT at the burners. Any leaks will produce bubbbles. Tighten the fittings if required an replace any damaged hoses or fittings.
3. Take a pass on old gas! Propane cylinders must be inspected and re-qualified every 10 years in Caanda. A date stamp on the cylinder indicates when it was last quallified. Do not use a rusty or damaged cylinder. If in doubt, have your tank replaced.
4. Breathing Fire. Keep grills and barbecues away from combustible materials such as fences, trees, buildings, awnings and car ports. Never use a barbecue in a garage!
5. Buy the Certification Flame. When purchasing or installing a gas barbecue, make sure that it carries the mark of an accredited certification agency such as the CSA Group Certification Flame or Star Mark indicating that it meets applicable national standards.
We plan to casually have friends and family over to kick off BBQ season this weekend and I will be printing this out and shoving it under hubby’s nose!
What are your plans for the long weekend?
Whatever you do…relax and enjoy!