At any rate, I braved the cold winds and made us one last traditional summer meal (ok, it probably won't be our last); BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, melon trio, macaroni salad & cole slaw. I didn't make it all as we were gone for part of the weekend, but here's what I did make:
BBQ chicken: stabbed the boneless, skinless chicken breasts with a fork a few times on each side. Rubbed them with Famous Dave's Steak & Burger Seasoning (works on chicken, too). Dumped some Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet Honey BBQ sauce on one side and Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce on the other. I grilled them on low until the thermometer showed they were 180 degrees. It was juicy (again, a pleasant surprise) and flavorful.
Baked potatoes: stabbed them a few times with a fork, brushed with butter and added a little sea salt. Wrapped them in foil and baked them at 350 for about an hour.
The rest of the sides were pretty self explanitory or pre-made.
And yeah, that's a Christmas light shaped spreader. It's all I have for spreading. ;)