There's only one way to deal with this kind of winter - tell it to bugger.
Go outside in it and show it who is boss by barbecuing something sunny.
Instead of steak, lets go a little lighter with a recipe called "Dandy Little Hens" from the excellent "Smoke and Spice" cookbook by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison.
(I will assume that once you've tried this you'll go get the book - it's amazing.)
"Dandy Little Hens" are cornish game hens basically marinated in a margarita.
You might want to go ahead and make one for yourself - shake 'em just like a martini, and pour into a frosty martini glass rimmed with sea or kosher salt.
Mix this marinade together: 1 1/2 Cup tequila (don't go expensive for marinade tequila, but don't go bottom shelf either), 1 Cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/4 Cup Triple Sec, 1/4 Cup canola oil, 2 Tablespoons of Lea&Perrins Worcestershire, 1/4 Cup minced onion, and then a dash or two of chile powder.
Put that in a garbage bag (you can save some if you want to baste, but I never have) along with your four 1 1/2 lb Cornish game hens.
Let 'em soak for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
Make a fire on each side of your grill (20 - 30 briquets) so you've got a big space in the middle for indirect heat for your hens.
The fire takes about a half hour - 40 minutes to get ready.
Soak some wood chips.
With about 20 minutes to go, pull the bag of hens out of the fridge, take the birds out and let em sit in room temp.
Let the fire burn til the coals are covered with white ash, throw on the wood chips and hens and let 'em smoke breast side down for an hour and a quarter, flip 'em and smoke for another hour and a quarter.
When their little legs move real easy in the sockets, and you've GOT A TEMPERATURE READING OF 180 - 185 degrees, they're ready.
Let 'em sit for 10 minutes, then put 'em on a plate with some sauteed spinach and a baker on the side.
I'm on an extended business trip, so I'm putting up some of my fav older posts while I'm gone. Please keep comments coming as I'm gonna depend on you for what's REALLY going on, and I'll do my best to answer.