When I got home I made my Easy Coleslaw which is so simple and delicious. I popped it in the fridge to chill and let the flavors blend a bit while I prepped the fresh asparagus to roast (I tossed it with avocado oil, sea salt and black pepper and spread it out on a parchment lined baking sheet). I sliced a few cups of fresh mushrooms and sauteed them in a tablespoon of Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter until all the juices cooked off and then I added another tablespoon of garlic herb butter, about 1/4 cup of heavy cream, a couple tablespoons of dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon smooth style) and stirred it around with the mushrooms until it became thick and creamy and then added a pinch of salt. I tasted it and added another splash of cream to get the perfect consistency. While hubby was out starting the grill, I seasoned our steaks with a light dusting of chipotle/roasted garlic seasoning. Sounds like a pretty blissful scene so far....right? NOT!!!
When I stepped out onto the patio to put the steaks on the grill, I was enveloped with thick billowing black smoke and it looked like our back yard was on fire. I ran over to the grill and opened it up and big huge flames were shooting up and it appeared to be on fire (yes, our less than a year old Weber Genesis Grill had become an inferno). Mind you it backs up to our wood fence. Hubby ran out and opened up the cabinet doors underneath where the gas tank sits. You could see flames underneath too. We shut it off and he pulled out the tank so we didn't have an explosion. It took a bit for the flames to finally extinguish. It appears that the metal tray underneath must have had grease in it that caught fire? I have no idea what happened to be honest because I have never seen anything like that before and we have been grilling for decades.
We let the grill cool off and then hubby pulled the tray out and cleaned the charred "whatever" out of it and we started it back up again. I placed the steaks on the grill and within 2 minutes, guess what...NO GAS!!! Yup, now we had run out of propane! I'm beginning to think this was some sort of sign that we weren't supposed to be grilling tonight. Hubby ran to the store and got a new propane tank and we were finally able to finish grilling the steaks. All I can say is holy moley cannoli...this evening was anything but relaxing! LOL Believe it or not, dinner actually turned out delicious but I only ate about half of mine because somewhere in the chaos my appetite sort of disappeared. I wrapped it up and will enjoy the other half for lunch tomorrow. I will say though, that if you like mushrooms, these mushrooms in creamy dijon sauce were amazing and my favorite part of the entire meal. They were great on the steak as well as all by themselves. I snapped a couple photos of the "meal that almost wasn't" below. Enjoy!