So Mother’s Day will be quiet for me this year…well it actually has been for quite some time. My four children and one grandchild are spread out from coast to coast. They are so spread thin time wise that they rarely
have the time take the time come to visit their sweet and adorable Mother on Mother’s Day…ARGGG! (YESSS…this is intended to be an old fashioned guilt trip!!!)
SOOOO when the Social Fabric and Kmart invited me to participate in a Grill Out in preparation for Mother’s Day, I was all in. It has
taken the sting given me (and HIMself) a mission to find the perfect grill for our simplified and downsized lifestyle. I declared it UnMother’s Day!
Now this was fun, but not easy. You should have seen us…kids in a candy store browsing the grills at Kmart.com’s Outdoor catalog #KmartOutdoor.
I was on my Big mac upstairs and HIMself was on his laptop downstairs. If the video camera had been rolling, it would have captured something like this:
R- “I like the red one.”
H- “Oh the Weber’s are great.”
R- “I really like the Char-Broil 6-burner with the side burner!”
H- “Becca we are DOWN-sizing!!!” Smirk, smirk, smirk.
R- “Buuuuuttt, I like it.” Pouty face…he can’t see it though!!!
H- “How about the electric one that is portable? We could take it to the beach.”
R- “and plug it where?” Rolling my eyes!!!
This process went on for about two hours!!! Yes, we are silly…and our task is to go to Kmart online and purchase a new grill using layaway. Have you ever done layaway at Kmart? I have not done it before…but it was easy to do online…really!!! If you don’t have the cash available, you can pay about 10% now and the rest over two months. You can also lock in today’s low prices for all of your Mother’s Day and Memorial Day events with Kmart Layaway! You even get a handy dandy spreadsheet of payments when you sign up online. See our entire path to purchase in a very entertaining slideshow here.
We also used Shop Your Way Rewards to save more…for every $1 I spend I get 10 points!!! And those points really do help me save!!! If you don’t belong, go right now and sign up!!! Go on….then come right back and see…meanwhile HIMself and I are going to go pick up our new grill…
Welcome back…we have been to KMart in Kingsland, GA. What a lovely bunch of people work there. Lester and Stephanie really treated us special. Since HIMself is still in recovery from a broken ankle, they gave us a grill that was already put together…that Rocks!!!
The Sunny Day Brunch
So meet our new red grill…I call her ‘Scaaaarlet O’Grillaaaa’ in my best southern accent!!! Doesn’t she sparkle pretty? She is an amazing outdoor appliance for our outdoor patio space…and she will help us keep the indoors nice and cool on these hot (and I mean HOT honey) Florida days.
I decided to host a practice grilling brunch with Scarlet O’Grilla. I am loving the side burner…I have claimed that for my own. HIMself can have all the rest…but that baby is MINE!!!! Whomever thought of that is my new hero!!! I am out here cooking on that every morning…my tea pot, my new Sandra Lee soup pot and skillet have all taken a spin on SO’Gs side burner. If you have recipes for cooking or baking on my side burner, please share!!!
So Monday morning (I can do that cause I work for myself) I hosted an impromptu Sunny Day Brunch with a few good friends. Everything was made on SO’G…everything. Oh, except the cold drinks!!!
Now the very best thing about Scarlett is that we can both cook at once…see the pancakes and eggs going at the same time…
Mix chilled champagne and fresh squeezed orange juice. Serve in champagne flutes.
Sunny Skillet Breakfast
5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped onion
3 potatoes, cooked and cubed
6 eggs, beaten
chopped fresh herbs to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
In an iron skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. In drippings, cook onion and potatoes until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour beaten eggs into the skillet. Cook, stirring gently, until eggs are set and cooked. Season with herbs, salt and pepper; sprinkle with the bacon and shredded cheese. Let stand a minute or two, just until cheese melts.
1 can of Corned Beef Hash
salt and pepper to taste
shredded mild Cheddar cheese
In an iron skillet, cook hash until heated. Season with salt and pepper; sprinkle with cheese.
The new Scarlet O’Grilla grill has inspired us to do more outdoor cooking/grilling. HIMself and I are actually fighting over who gets to fire her up!!! We don’t need a holiday like Mother’s Day or Memorial Day to do some grilling…we will be doing so all summer long…shucks: we can do it year round here in Florida!!!
This is Kmart!
If you have not been to your local Kmart in a while, I encourage you to visit. It has evolved in the last few years. Plus, Kmart always has deals and promotions in the your Sunday circular for like these on 5/6/12:
- 20% all patio cushions and umbrellas #KmartOutdoor
- 20% off all folding lawn furniture
- Metal arbor with gate on SALE for 79.99 (reg $149.99)
- 50% off hanging basket plant stand and deluxe basket plant stand