Who grills in 12° weather? We do

It’s Friday, January 12th and it’s VERY COLD outside today, so we decided to do something a little unseasonable on Good Morning Quad Cities… We issued a Winter BBQ Alert and a SPECIAL GUEST helped us make it happen:

Chef Brad Scott from Scott Community College came in - or out - to grill for all of us! He, with the help of his Sous Chef - Storm Track 8 Meteorologist Eric Sorensen, braved the shivers for simmers from 5am to 7am:

After 10 minutes in though, our live camera decided to freeze up, so we were tasked to figure out a backup plan. Thanks to our incredible directors, we found a new camera to use and were back in action by 5:30am, putting together a trendy side dish for the grill:

Edamame was the only vegetable you saw this morning. The rest of the menu included: Hog Leg, Pork Belly,  Meatloaf, and Crab Legs!

By the end of our 5am hour of Good Morning Quad Cities, we were met with another challenge - lighting. Watch this clip until the end:

We scrambled once again, but were able to get lit up for our second hour of grilling outside:

Chef Scott and Eric took a little bit a break from the cold weather to come inside and show us a great Meatloaf recipe, perfect for any deer hunters out there:

As everything cooked and warmed up, we learned more about Chef Scott and all the great things happening in the Culinary Arts Program at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges:

We also learned about the type of grill we were using this morning, called the Kamado Grill:

Finally, with the show coming to an end, we put out the whole spread for you to see... and salivate:

As Chef Scott would say... Enjoy!