Cooking with Kay: Fire up the grill for last hurrah

Kay Harrod, State Journal Food Editor Published:

Where did our wonderful summer go? Although the heat is still bearing down, there is incredible quiet on the streets with kids of all ages back in school. I know as I age time seems to fly, but this summer took wing way too fast.

But this weekend there’s still a last hurrah to be had and several opportunities to cook up food, fire up the grills and enjoy the camaraderie of family and friends. 

For those who plan by the weather, Friday and Saturday look hot and clear. Sunday and Monday look cooler, but rain could be a spoiler so plan for a meal that can be enjoyed inside as well.

Friday night many families find themselves at high school football games. I love it that folks are now tailgating in the parking lots. What a great time for supporters of hard working football teams, cheerleaders and band members to hang out together and share their school spirit.

There’s no doubt about the excitement Saturday will bring as Kentuckians across the state gather in Lexington for UK’s first home football game. As the old saying goes “hope springs eternal” for these diehard football fans. Since it’s an early game with a noon kickoff, breakfast fare will probably be the meal that is spread out by tailgaters.

Thanks to FPB, we’ll have a front row seat on television. It’s cable channel 34 or 534, if you have slept through reading your State Journal.

Sunday and Labor Day, unless hampered by rain, will be perfect opportunities for families to have their last outdoor soirees. One of those days should be devoted to the cook who has been busy preparing for those other events. Otherwise, fire up the grill, the oven or whatever your choice and make it a wonderful holiday weekend — your last before Thanksgiving.

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