Grill Giveaway: Summer Food Memories

September 1, 2010 | By | Comments (166)

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Labor Day is upon us. Without sounding too sentimental, where has the summer gone? When I think back over summers gone by, I can’t help but think about my favorite topic: food. With food memoirs (and movies) all the rage, it’s fun to stop and think about our own food memories. (Work with me, they don’t have to include feasting across the globe to be special.)

Summertime elicits thoughts of crashing waves, firecrackers, and hot, hot days. But for me, none of this means quite as much without pairing it with some sort of food experience. Crashing waves plus piles of boiled gulf shrimp and Silver Queen corn tipped over newspaper; firecrackers plus my daughter with watermelon juice streaming down her chin; hot, hot days plus a pitcher of ice cold margaritas. Now, those are memories I can hold on to.

 

41DLilMQHQL._AA300_ In honor of the last days of summer, we’re doing a BIG mid-week giveaway. Thanks to our friends at amazon.com, we’re giving away an O-Grill 3000 Portable Gas Barbecue Grill. It weighs just 24 pounds, has a large cooking surface, and looks cool to boot. We think this is perfect way to pay homage to the summer and usher in the fall. After all, once Labor Day is done, it’s time to create new food memories around tailgates, camp fires, and backyard fire pits.

To be eligible to win the O-Grill:

Step 1: “Like” us on Facebook (use the Facebook box to the right and click “Like” if you don’t already like us) OR follow us on Twitter @Cooking_Light.

Step 2: Describe for us here in 50 words or less your most prized summertime food memory. Entries should be typed into the comments field of this blog post. Entries are due by Monday, Sept 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Editors will select their favorite based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winner will be notified via email by Sept 10, 2010. For full contest rules, click here.

For a complete guide to all things grilling, visit www.amazon.com/grilling. And for grilling recipes to inspire, check out our Essential Grilling Guide.

 

 

COMMENTS

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    November 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  2. selling battery

    I aboriginal had them as a babe advance and enjoyed them on the bank with my abbey adolescence accumulation or my aerial academy friends. As my babe grew up, we had them on the bank with her soccer team. Back it was aloof the two of us, we would buzz the marshmallows over the blaze on the gas stove. And, later, back she was in aerial academy and was consistently on the go, we would aloof pop them into the bake for a quick, sticky, adorable treat.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm
  3. selling battery

    I aboriginal had them as a babe advance and enjoyed them on the bank with my abbey adolescence accumulation or my aerial academy friends. As my babe grew up, we had them on the bank with her soccer team. Back it was aloof the two of us, we would buzz the marshmallows over the blaze on the gas stove. And, later, back she was in aerial academy and was consistently on the go, we would aloof pop them into the bake for a quick, sticky, adorable treat.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm
  4. Michelle C

    My favorite summertime food memory has to be eating fresh corn on the cob on my patio as a kid. We had little corn holders that I was obsessed with and even a device for buttering the corn! I would salt and butter it up and race my brothers to see who finished theirs first! I was always covered in butter and deliriously happy by the end!

    September 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm
  5. Michelle C

    My favorite summertime food memory has to be eating fresh corn on the cob on my patio as a kid. We had little corn holders that I was obsessed with and even a device for buttering the corn! I would salt and butter it up and race my brothers to see who finished theirs first! I was always covered in butter and deliriously happy by the end!

    September 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm
  6. Britnie

    We love to bbq ribs, corn on the cob and have smores, then sit by the fire and enjoy.

    September 6, 2010 at 11:15 am
  7. Clint

    My most prized memory is eating watermelon on the porch of my Grandparents’ cabin in the mountains of WV.

    September 6, 2010 at 11:15 am
  8. Btrflywmn

    We always make homemade ice cream, the kids love it and it so fun to do with them.

    September 6, 2010 at 11:11 am
  9. Chris

    I still remember being 9 years old and helping my aunt with her “kitchen” garden, which was one full acre. Produce never tasted so good. Finding the crystal pickles of the same sparkling quality she produced is impossible. The experience left me with a deep love of gardening and a voracious appetite for food.

    September 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm
  10. Jennifer C.

    When I was young, we had an amazing family vacation with our entire family to the coast of South Carolina. We planned an entire day on the beach, complete with an enormous picnic for lunch and dinner. We had the best time eating our favorite foods with our toes in the sand. We ate chicken salad, potato salad, fresh fruit and brownies and had an amazing day!

    September 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  11. Alissia M

    My best summer food memory was actually last summer when we had a family get together. My mom, brother, and step dad live in Arizona and they came back to PA to visit us. They haven’t been back in 15 years and it was really great to get my mom’s sister and brother together and all of our cousins. We had so much food we didn’t even know what to do with it all. It was also my mom’s 50th b-day and that was so great to be able to celebrate at that time!!

    September 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm
  12. Linda Ciaravino

    My most prized summer food memory is making a big pot of delicious chicken cacciatore for my family and relatives when I was a young girl , about twelve years old. I would cook it at our grandma’s cottage and I was very proud of my ability to feed and to please a crowd!

    September 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm
  13. andi

    When I was a kid the neighborhood always had a joint 4th of July party. Not only did the neighbors participate but so did friends and family so there were tons of families involved. The main thing I remember was the line-up of grills with my Dad and lots of other Dad’s all making their signature recipes. My Dad always made the burgers. He added his secret seasoning and then served them rare. And when I say rare, I mean rare. Food, family and friends…is there anything better?!

    September 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm
  14. Virginia Lee

    Sitting on Grandma’s back patio, eating watermelon and having her hollerin’ at me and my brother for spitting seeds is one of my top summertime food memories. Also watching my dad burn burgers on our gas grill in the 1970s is a favorite memory.

    September 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  15. Andrea Courtois

    My most favorite summertime memories are cookouts at my grandparents house when I was a kid. My parent’s, aunt’s, uncle’s and all the grandkids would head over to their house for the day. We would eat, swim (of course we had to wait 20 mins so not to get cramps), play badminton, and of course scream like little kids when we would hear the ice cream truck heading up the street. I would loe to relive one of those days.

    September 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm
  16. Monica

    My most prized summertime food memory is cooking dinner with my husband on our vacations with his family. We can get very competitive with the other siblings to see who can make the best meal during the week!

    September 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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