The next best thing to do with beer, besides drinking it, is simmering sausage in it on the grill. I started off dinner by cutting up some peppers and onions. Once I had everything sliced up, I put them in some disposable pans and added a some oil, salt, a pepper. When the grill got hot and I had the coals just the way I wanted them, I added the veggies over direct heat. After a couple mins I moved the veggies to the indirect heat and added the sausages to the grill. I like to get the outsides of the sausages done first then let them finish off simmering in the beer.
I only had three pans at the house so once the veggies cooked down a little I combined them into one pan, so I had two to cook the sausage in. I poured some beer into the pans, then it's bath time for everyone. I don't know how I did it, but I managed to get the sausages and the veggies done perfectly and finished at the same time.
Ordinarily I would have had some buns and provolone waiting to make sandwiches, but this time I served them straight with the veggies over top. Mark joined me for dinner out on the deck since Alexis was at grad class. Overall, a simple, yet tasty finish to a good day of grilling. I'll have to try the 2 grilling days more often. Or even better, a 3 grilling day. Anyone know a good breakfast recipe for the grill?
Grill-a-thon update: Mark now wants his own grill to man and is looking to buy a Weber. That would mean we could have 3 charcoal Weber One-touch grills, 1 Weber Genesis propane grill, and a smoker all going at once. We better start working on getting enough people over to eat this much food.