This month the moon will come unusually close to the Earth, not once, but twice.
Should we be worried? Is this what happened to the dinosaurs? Is the moon trying to change lanes on the intergalatic freeway?
It’s worth taking a look – we were out on the bike just before sunset Friday evening and Super Moon floated up over the eastern horizon like a giant smiling pinata. That’s the best time to see it, it’s biggest right at sunset. You might start looking at about 4:30.
So we’ve got plans to cook outside the next few nights, be sure to get a good look at it.
The potatoes are steamed ahead for about 10 minutes, whole, and then I cut them in half. Everything gets olive oil, salt and pepper, and my husband likes a little paprika on the potatoes.
We got our younger son a neat little gas grill for Christmas, one of those units you can pack up like a suitcase. It has a little tray for crumbs and grease, and the grill is really easy to clean.
He already learned one lesson about grilling:
But he’d never actually used a grill, just watched Dad. Dad is all about charcoal, and lately, wood, but we used to have a gas grill, so my husband fell right back into it. I think he wants to go back to gas now! It’s so fast – no charcoal chimney, no guessing how many charcoals, no greasy ashes to deal with later. And perfect grill marks!
I don’t want to go entirely back to gas, but this little unit is great for taking on the road. I may have to buy one for my husband’s birthday later this year.
Don’t forget to get out there at sunset and see Super Moon for yourselves! And remember, it’s supposed to appear again at the end of January.