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July 2, 2008 at 7:47 AM

Girl meets grill — and no, I wasn’t chicken

Looking forward to the July 4th weekend, I was determined to assert my independence. So I asked my husband to teach me how to clean, prep and light our charcoal grill — dirty-work I heretofore deigned not to do. Then I smoked one of his justly “famous” Captain Bay-Schmith’s chickens, posing for the camera — and Seattle Times cameraman Dean Rutz. You’ll find my shocked expression (and the accompanying smoke) in today’s big spread— along with the chicken recipe and Mac’s grilling tips. But what you won’t find there, that you will see here is the glamour-shot: the “sanitary gloves”:

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