There is nothing that can spoil summertime fun like a pinched nerve in the old lumbar. 🙁 Fortunately that stuff is now all over with, but it sure messed up a lot of fun I had planned for September.
The good news is – in SoCal outdoor cooking is a year round event! 8)
My son-in-law put together an excellent mess of burger patties and grilled them off out back along with a package or two of hot links. The man has some skills himself. 🙂 He admitted after tasting the last batch that I put together he had to “step up his game”. We are going to have a lot of fun this fall too!
My Father-in-law was another old Sailor – retired as a Chief Commissary Stores in 1956, (I called him a “bean burning belly robber” and he just grinned). His secret to putting together great burgers was “CPO” – celery, pepper and onion, diced ultra fine and mixed in with the meat along with a little egg to help hold everything together. To this very day I cannot grill burgers without thinking of old Mike. Sure do miss him.