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Backyard Grilling


For this mission, our bloggers kicked off summer with some delicious barbecue. They received a box full of grilling goodies and learned that using the grill is a great way to save energy.

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It’s a beautiful summer day that started with running into work for a couple hours, peaked when you came home to spend some time cleaning the house, before running your kids to the pool for the afternoon. You’re rolling in the door right around dinner time and, well, these people you live with seem to want dinner EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. Bizarre, right?!

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Grilling and Energy Efficiency at Home

It has finally getting warmer here in the Northeast and after what seemed like the coldest, longest winter it feel great! It has definitely made me dream of cooking on the grill! To me nothing tastes as great as food that has been cooked on a grill. Everything is so juicy and meats get so tender when marinaded….mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I plan on grilling outside until the snow forces me back in!

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Grilling Up Summer Meals…and Energy Savings!

If it were up to my husband (he’s the “grill master” in our house), he’d grill all year round. Actually, he does. Oh sure, we grill more often in the summer – at least once a week, and sometimes two or three times – but he’s also been known to shovel a path through the snow to fire up the grill in the middle of January.

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Save Money By Grilling + Delicious Grilled Ginger Lime Shrimp Recipe

It’s summertime! This has to be my favorite time of year for obvious reasons: no real schedule, the beach, warm weather and no bulky coats, and oh yes, the summer food! Our family loves to grill out all summer long. Really we grill year-round but definitely more so when the weather is nice. I knew that grilling saved me from doing dishes (three cheers!) but I didn’t really realize how energy-efficient grilling is. If you need some inspiration to get outside and grill, check out how cooking this way can save you energy AND money!

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