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The Gas Grill That Is No Longer And A Menu Plan

This week’s menu plan is subject to change. I wrote out my menu plan before we were hit by the storm last week.

And it turns out that gas barbecue grills are not meant to fly through the air and land on the other side of the house.

I loved my grill and this time of year I usually use it several times a week. I had hoped for another few years out of it, but the spring storm of 2011 did it in.

So, this week I will definitely be going grill shopping and I would love to hear what kind of grill you all recommend. Do you have one that you love and would recommend?


homemade granola bars and yogurt

banana baked oatmeal


pancakes ( my gluten free version)


grilled sausages and parmesan potatoes

spinach macaroni and cheese (new recipe)

crockpot chicken and quick baked potatoes

pepperoni potato bake (new recipe)

salmon burgers, rice, and salad

bacon cheeseburger pasta (new recipes) and vegetables

cowboy spaghetti and salad

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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  1. i loooove the cowboy spaghetti! i made it a while back for some friends and it was quite a hit!

    i hate to hear that about your grill. who knew they weren’t made to fly? we love our grill too!

    • @skye, I know can you believe that they did not make grills to fly and be tossed around. 🙂 I am so glad that you liked the cowboy spaghetti. I have not made it in a while and decided it was time to put it on the plan again.

  2. Get a Weber. We bought ours 12 years ago for $500 and it is still going strong. We did replace the sparker thingy (it was less than $5). Don’t get sucked into a larger grill than you need (unless you need to grill 48 burgers at the same time). A too large grill is a waste of propane and is much harder to cook with.

  3. I’m so glad you all are ok.I’m in southeast Missouri.We had some bad weather too but made it through unscathed.My prayers go out to anyone who was affected by those horrible storms.

  4. we LOVE our weer grill – you can actually remove it from the grill stand (bought separately) and take it with you to beach, lake, or wherever. My husband, who uses it the most, absolutely loves it and will never buy another. This one is the gas kind – it has a grey cover. can you tell I know SO much about it? haha.

  5. Nicole N. says:

    We love our portable kitchen charcoal grill. It acts as a smoker too. It is made out of cast aluminum so it doesn’t rust or get dented up. My husband love to grill anything and everything on it. And it’s portable so it can be easily transported if someone is doing a big cookout.

  6. I love my Holland Grill! Hands down the best ever and very versatile. I use it every week ( yes in Northern Minnesota!) while our regular propane grill collects dust. A lot of times I use it like a second oven and make pizza and I can’t wait until July and August when I soak sweet corn in the husk and throw them on the grill!

  7. We, too, love our Weber, altho it is a charcoal grill. We prefer charcoal taste over propane, but, really, it’s not thaaat big of a difference! We grill maybe once a week, and then it is always my husband who does that part of the meal. 🙂 I would love to have a propane or electric grill, which we have had in the past thru our electric company, because then I could do it myself and get a bit more adventurous with the recipes. Good luck w/ your grill shopping. P.S. Here in Mississippi we had bad weather go thru also, but we just got some rain/wind, not too bad. An area just 1/2 hr. away got hit really hard, which is where we have lots of church friends.

    • @Lois, We have a weber charcoal smoker and love it! You are right the flavor is better over charcoal, but I also like the convenience and quickness of a gas grill. Since we grill a couple of times a week during the warm weather I think it is worth having both for us. It has been a crazy couple of days weather wise hasn’t it. I am glad you made it through it all fine. I feel for those that did not.

  8. We’ve had our Weber Q gas grill for about 7 years and LOVE it! Joshua has written about it several times:

    (Sorry he gets kinda wordy sometimes! But he pretty much describes everything about the grill!) 🙂

    There are several sizes of the Weber Q grill… ours is actually portable (it sits on a table) but can cook for a crowd! 🙂 Any of my grilled food recipes that have beautiful grill marks… that is our Weber Q in action! 😉

    Can’t wait to hear what you do decide to get! 🙂

    • @Tammy L, Thanks, I will have to go back and read your posts on it. I remember you talking about how much you liked your grill. I love my grill and know I want to replace the one that got damaged as soon as possible. They no longer make the one we had, so we get to figure out what we want this time. A weber brand one is definitely high on the list so far.

  9. I agree with all the Weber votes. Seriously, one of the best purchases we’ve made. LOVE LOVE LOVE my Weber grill! Maybe chain this one down… 🙂

  10. Oh no! I’m so sorry about your grill! I can imagine flying through the air and landing on the other side of your house isn’t really the best thing for it. Glad that you and yours are okay though 🙂
    I don’t have a particular grill recommendation, we just use a simple charcoal grill (adore the flavor).
    Your menu plan sounds yummy! Good luck finding your new grill.!

  11. What is it? Our grill just died too! I was so bummed. I am loving your menu this week. Can I come eat dinner at your house??

  12. So glad that your family is safe, Lynn. Thanks for sharing your menu plan. I’m starting a list of what I want to try soon so that I don’t forget by next week and a list for what I don’t have on hand right now. 🙂

  13. Hi Lynn,
    So sorry about your grill. These storms have been really bad. Your menu for the week looks great. Thanks for sharing and have a great week !

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