Monthly Archives: September 2011

Make Your Propane Tank the Talk of the Town (Wait, What?)

Okay so maybe you aren’t stricken with Propane Tank Envy. That’s probably only because you’ve never seen a tank quite like this one. And now you can make one yourself. Soon enough, all your friends will be jealous of more than just your awesome propane gas grill. They’ll be jealous of your awesome propane tank, too!

I saw this on instructables.com the other day and I was a little upset that I don’t have a propane tank for any reason. I’m thinking of getting one just to paint it all up and then stick it out back.

Every child loves LEGOs, right? (And, to be fair … I think most adults do, too. It’s just not as socially acceptable to whip out your LEGO playset when your friends are over once you hit age 12. Or, you know, 45. Whatever.) Well then, what are you waiting for? Learn to make your propane tank look like a giant yellow LEGO person head:

Step 1: Paint your gas bottle Starting with a basic LPG/Propane gas bottle, give it a wipe with turpentine to remove any grease and dirt, and then spray it with yellow paint.
Step 2: Paint the face Wait for the yellow to dry thoroughly and then paint your face onto the bottle.  The one on instructables.com used enamel hobby paints and the face was painted freehand, but you could use a stencil and spray paint.
Step 3: Reinstall the gas bottle Wait for the paint to dry and then reinstall the bottle back onto the BBQ. Then sit back and enjoy how much cheerier it makes any barbecue area.

I found this here: Propane Bottle Lego Head and quickly discovered there were other great ways to dress up your propane tank. With Halloween fast-approaching, I thought this one was great, too: Propane Bottle Jack-o-Lantern. Especially since the weather is getting cooler and your propane tank might not be getting as much use on the grill as it did a few weeks ago. It’s kind of nice that in a little while you could be looking at your snow-covered deck and see a little LEGO man peeping through!

Have you ever painted your propane tank? Would you?

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Summer Fest: Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Grilled Broccoli

Well, it’s the last day of Summer Fest and even though we’re not *officially* partaking, we still wanted to get in on the fun! The feature ingredient this time around is broccoli. We grilled some up just by itself before we did anything else. Did you know that grilled broccoli is delicious? It is. I’m starting to believe that you can take just about anything and put it on the grill, but we’ll continue to test that theory!

Here’s the video of how we did it!

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After we’d grilled the Broccoli, even though it was delicious by itself, we thought it would be fun to add it to the chicken we were making for the day. We stuffed chicken breasts with the broccoli, grilled them, then added cheese to the top. They were definitely delicious! To see us putting it all together, just check out our video below!

If you’re looking for the recipe, just click the link & you’ll be able to print it off!
Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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