Cooking inside on Labor Day?

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  1. Pawcatch@aol.co

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    Where do you stand on cooking inside on Labor Day when it's sunny out?
    Is it un-American to cook inside on a nice day on Labor Day? Or is it simply our right as Americans to cook the way we can most satisfy the ones we love?
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Does anyone actually "celebrate" Labor Day?
     

  3. Pawcatch@aol.co

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    Most of the guys I know at least either cook out, or float the river on Labor Day.
     
  4. Huaco Kid

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    My brothers-in-law are all third generation union and all of their shops participate in the parades.

    I don't know if it's really "celebrating" but it's a big deal for them.
     
  5. Huaco Kid

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    The one brother was a teacher in their union sheet-metal school. His got his classes to design and build a rocket-ship to ride on their parade float. It was going to be "Blasting Into The Next Century" or whatever theme they had decided on.

    They gave the finished float to some painter's union to paint it up and finish it.

    Only, those guys turned the rocket pointing down and painted it like a bomb that was about to blow up a bunch of rats that they put on the float.

    My BIL was pissed and refused to participate in the parade.

    He said, "This is a chance to PROMOTE the unions, not to scare everybody away with a thug mentality."
     
  6. TBO

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    Cook out, any excuse to cook out

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  7. Mostly 9

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    Out-n-in! Lamb t-bones, beef Porterhouses and corn on the cob on the Charcoal Weber. Ribs started on the grill and finished in the oven. Chili on the stove. Mango Slaw, spinach with bacon and caramelized onions, asparagus, prepared inside.

    I did the ribs and lamb chops tonight, along with a lot of the other prep work. Sam's stew beef pre-cooked in the crock pot will join Andouille sausage in the chili.

    All this is for my boy and me. I like to send him home with lots of leftovers.

    Publix has St. Louis style ribs at $2.99 and USDA Choice Porterhouses for $6.99. I asked my Publix butcher to select some really good t-bones and slice them 1-3/4" thick. Love my Publix meat dept!
     
  8. AZ Husker

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    I can go out for dinner much cheaper and without the work or clean-up.
     
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    Yes, I calculate that I could take the boy to the Brazilian steakhouse for less than I spent on groceries, let alone the trouble of cooking. The expense isn't the point - I like the cooking, I like the recognition about the delicacies I prepare. It's a hobby.
     
  10. Huaco Kid

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    The only outdoor cooking things I own go over a campfire.
     
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    In today, BIL and SIL hosted the Labor Day cookout yesterday. Today I have half pans of leftover ribs, pork steaks, pulled pork, chicken and sausage, along with a boatload of sides, including some of the best broccoli slaw ever.

    BIL is a Long Island Yankee of the first order who embraced two things when he moved south, Alabama football and barbeque.

    I grill when I cook out, he starts three days before with the prep and everything cooks for days. He had to start wrapping the ribs in aluminum foil just to keep them from falling through the grates. He has become damn good at it, and I don't even attempt anymore.

    Nukamatic will be on double duty today, plan to just eat and veg.
     
  12. deputy tom

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    Just burgers on the grill and other stuff in the oven. Cold salads from the fridge along with the beer. Lazy day here. tom.
     
  13. Al Czervik

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    I find Labor Day unAmerican. But, since the wife is off today, we will be out on the boat.