One of the most expensive items my husband and I have ever bought (besides the pending piece of property, of course) was a four burner gas grill.
It cost us a whopping $179 +tax, but was paid for entirely by a thick stack of wedding gift cards. We hung onto those plastic cash-replacers for over a year before deciding exactly what we should purchase. I wanted lace curtains, he wanted a cordless drill. The gas grill was something we could both agree on.
It looks so pretty and it works so beautifully. We use it all the time.
Now that it's finally warm enough to walk outside barefoot without dancing on the frozen concrete, I've declared the grilling season to be OPEN!!
So far this week we've had grilled steaks, pork chops, pearl onions, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers and asparagus. Tonight I'm grilling chili lime marinated flank steaks, bell peppers, onions and jalapenos for some smoky fajitas. Cheese will not be necessary, and the first beer of the year is chilling in the fridge right now.
The best part is, every time I crank on the propane, I say a little prayer for the dozen or so generous wedding gifters who made this dinner possible.
What's the best (tangible) gift you've ever received?