Still think that barbeque is just a summer sport? Look at this from USA Today.
THANKSGIVING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Some signs that more Americans might be celebrating Thanksgiving in their outdoor rooms:
- 60% of homeowners say they grill all year, according to a 2005 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association survey.
- Fryer kit sales are surging. Sales hit $40,000 the first week of November, says Turkey-Fryers-Online.com. Last year, sales ran $50,000- $60,000 a month.
- In the Northeast, 43% of homeowners have outdoor rooms. That's compared to 34% in the Midwest, 32% in the South and 34% in the West, says the Propane Education & Research Council.