My wife and I owned a house on Montana Avenue in Westwood. Every so often, my parents would visit. In the spring and summer, I would often grill out. It was a passion back then. I haven’t grilled out in years.
I had a Weber Grill, black in color if black is considered a color. I would either cook steak or chicken on that grill, but all the time I would prepare baked potatoes for my father inside the grill.
My father was a potato eater. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, he would always eat potatoes. Regardless of how they were prepared, that’s what he wanted. I’m thinking potatoes were my father’s favorite food, but I never did get around to asking him that.
I started wondering the other day if anybody else prepares potatoes on the grill like I did back then. I went to Google and did a search. Sure enough, I found it.
Preparing baked potatoes inside the grill with the charcoal is the best way to bake potatoes. My father loved them—would usually eat at least two or three. He would always make a big deal about how good they tasted.
A few nights ago, I prepared a couple baked potatoes inside my oven. They tasted fine, but not as good as they would have if I prepared them like I did on that Weber Grill so long ago.
My father has been gone for a long time now. So has my mother and I miss them both. Maybe I could go out and get me a new Weber Grill. I doubt if I ever will. It just wouldn’t be the same.
(Photo found on Google)