Saturday, June 28, 2014

Aussie Barbecue

After 4 long months of cold and winter, we are finally coming up to summer and Barbecue season. Therefore, it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it's the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the Barbecue, usually on a Saturday, the following chain of events is put into motion:

Barbecue Routine
  • The woman buys the food.
  • The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
  • 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 grill - beer in hand
Here comes the important part:
  • THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.
More routine....
  • The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
  • The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.
Important again:
  • THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.
More routine.....
  • The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces and brings them to the table.
  • After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
  • Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
  • 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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  1. That just about says it as it is :)

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    1. In some homes this is how it works. Not in mine though. :)

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  2. LOL this made me laugh. Sounds very accurate. I hope I never catch myself doing that when I am married! I have always said that nobody on earth works as hard as women.

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    1. If you are mindful of this you'll tend to help out more. I think some guys really believe they are cooking dinner. :)

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  3. Oh so true, all of that. Women do work hard. No doubt about it. Have a super week end Sandee, Zane and Little Bit.

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    1. In my prior marriage I did all the house/yard work. He always told me he made more money than me so I got to make up the difference with more work. I had to let him go. :)

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  4. That's it dowm to a T.. I am always knackered when we have people round for a BBQ LOL. Have a super weekend, now the auction is finished, we are trying to catch up. Big Hugs xxoxxxx


    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Yep, hubby and I work together when we have company. We work very well together and we are both tired. Bless my hubbies heart. :)

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  5. Not so true in my house. First I don't drink beer, it's ice tea. I buy and set up . the meat. My wife doesn't go near the meat until I place the steak on her plate. Both of us plan and set up everything together. But yes, she puts the materials in the dishwasher. Any other materials she washes the rest. Our BBQ is how an Italian man does it with respect for his wife. We work together. Since I retired 10 years ago, I'm the chef of our home and my wife loves it that way. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a wonderful Saturday Sandee. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. Not so in my house either. Hubby does the cooking and I do the cleanup. He loves to cook and he's way better than me too. :)

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    2. You tell him Empress Bee. :)

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  6. This is the story of my life. :)

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    1. Yes, it's the story in so many lives. :)

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  7. roche' says he only watches the meat because he's afraid to touch it. now mind you he's NOT afraid to have rhinestones hotglued onto himself, no, but he won't touch meat.

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Bless Roche's heart. He's just so precious. :)

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  8. Not true at my sister Lynda's house. My awesome bil is a fabulous cook! His chicken salad and ravioli are da bomb! And he makes everything from scratch. I also happen to know your hubby fares pretty well in the kitchen!

    But my ex... yeah. He's who your post is describing perfectly!

    big hugs xoxo

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    1. Yes, hubby does a great job in the kitchen. I'm a lucky gal indeed. :)

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  9. Yeah, so, what is your point?

    Actually at the Cranky house I do much of the cooking and prep. and we share the clean up.

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    1. Lots of guys work hard fixing dinner. I've known a lot of guys just like this one though. Bless their hearts. :)

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  10. I prefer my stuff raw so no work involved.

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    1. You are the smart one Kyla. :)

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  11. Haha, I do it all, so (if its good), Momma K gets the kudos. Somebody might bring a bottle of dressing back to the kitchen.

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    1. I've a family that will let hubby and I do everything. Bless their hearts. It's exhausting. :)

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  12. LOL very funny but it's actually true isn't it :))

    Have a bbqtastic day :))

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    1. Yes, in some households this is spot on. :)

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  13. Yep, except that i also used to tend the grill as well, until #2 Son took over, when he was 9 years old. There's a good reason, though, that i don't let him or Sweetie do the rest of teh meal -- cleaning up after they cook is worse than cleaning up after i cook! LOL

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    1. I so get this. Yes I do. Men can use absolutely everything in the kitchen to make the simplest thing. :)

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    1. We love you anyway Odie. :)

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  15. I laughed out loud at this--we grilled out hamburgers tonight. I made all the patties and put them on a plate, cooked all the sides, got all the condiments out...he pulled the grill out, grilled the burgers, and brought them in. Yep, he got all the credit!

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    1. This happens all around the world. Bless their hearts. :)

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  16. YUP, nailed it. So trueeeee!

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    1. For the most part this is spot on. There are a few exceptions. :)

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  17. Whole lot of truth there!

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    1. Yep, but we love our guys anyway. :)

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  18. Yep, that sounds pretty accurate to me

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    1. You would know Ann. Yes indeed. :)

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  19. Women are hard to please.

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    1. Yes, we are when we are confronted with this type of behavior. :)

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  20. Haha, amusing and true :).

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    1. It really is true in so many homes around the world. :)

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  21. Don't forget, the man also brushes the sauce on the meat, if it's a marinade that needs that.

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    1. Yes, I forgot to mention that. :)

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  22. Yep that's exactly how it goes down. I don't see the problem...

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