BBQ Rules

With summer here and the BBQ season getting underway it’s time to review the rules pertaining to this time-honoured method of kiwi cooking…

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 BBQ – 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.
5. THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE BBQ.
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.
8. THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE BBQ AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.
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.
11. Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS 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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Summer is here!

Yesterday the sun was out, the secadas chirping, the BBQ sizzling, Matt was swimming and my lawn is now brown. Sounds like summer to me!

NIWA have released their climate summary for November too, and it’s no wonder my lawn is dying. The last measurable rain was 2.6mm back on Nov 14, with the total for that month just 16mm spread over 8 days – or 20% of normal. Nov was less windy on average also. Contrast that to the windier and wetter October when we had around 141mm – or 160% of normal – yuk.