I don't know about your dad, but mine grills year-round. In New England.
I've seen him standing in the backyard holding an umbrella to protect himself and the grill from falling snow. Swear to God. The man cannot be stopped.
Barbecue Sauce Tabasco
recipe from old Tabasco advertising
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients in saucepan; bring to a boil. Use to brush steak, roasts, spareribs, chicken, frankfurters during cooking. Yields 1 1/4 cups.
Ike grilled like a gentleman — shirt tucked in, pressed slacks.
I wonder if Mamie served prune whip for dessert?
Recipe via Vintage Kitten