Ted Reader, the author of the Dad’s Grilled Steak recipe says:
“This is where it all started for me. My dad’s grill. As a child, we had a crappy three-legged charcoal grill. I say crappy because the bottom had rusted out of it, and my dad was using quadruple folded sheets of aluminum foil as a new bottom. Finally, the whole thing collapsed as my dad was firing it up. I learned a few choice words that day, I tell you.”
“So off my dad went to the shed and pulled out his rusty ol’ red wheelbarrow. Filled it with charcoal, fired it up with a container or two of lighter fluid, and we were back in action. I stood there in awe. He was nuts! He then went in the house and took a shelf out of my mom’s fridge and set that over the coals. ‘There,’ he said, ‘perfect.’ So true it was.
It was the best steak that ever came off that grill, by the hands of my pop and his frugalness. Love ya, Dad.”