Friday, July 23, 2010

Rekindled Love

I'm having a summer fling with my grill. I'm head over heels in love with it this year.

I seriously cook dinner on it every night. It leaves me wondering how I prepare all our meals in the winter. How do I cook all those things without going outside? Thats probably why I make so much soup, its easy!

In reality the weather is usually mild enough year round in Arizona that I could cook every dinner on my grill. But I've got a couple of ladies who insist on following me outside everytime I go out there. So if its cold then I have to go to the trouble of putting jackets on my kids. And I'm still on Gila Monster watch so taking my kids out onto the carport makes me slightly paranoid.

So I must seize the day and grill at every possible chance I have till the end of summer, or till I run out of propane, whichever comes first.

Last night I grilled some lemon chicken and zucchini. My kids helped. Mostly Ava, by allowing me to put her down on the ground long enough to acccomplish something. And she probably ate a couple of rocks as an appetizer. There are lots of times when I'm out there at the grill with a baby on my hip. I'm a one-handed chef.

My lovely (and a little dirty) grill. And my cooperating lady, letting me put her down for a minute.







































My delicious dinner. (I didn't eat all of it myself, I had help!)
Best part about cooking with a grill: No dishes to wash afterwards!

13 comments:

JENNIFER ♥ said...

Yum! Grilling out is so much fun! & delish!

we hate you. love, us said...

I want to have a love affair with my grill. It sits in my backyard looking sad all the time and I never use it. You may have inspired me to use it this weekend!

Kerri said...

Sigh. I wish, wish, wish I was a half decent cook. You'll have to post some of your soup recipes when winter rolls around.

Diet Starts Tomorrow said...

yum yum and yum.. im jealous!

Jennifer said...

Kerri: If you want cooking help go to Ourbestbites.com. Its the most awesome cooking blog EVER. They have great recipes that go step by step with pictures and tips. Its where I get like 95% of my recipes.

Mary Nevin said...

awesome blog tip! as much cooking as i do, i have yet to attempt grilling outside of the world of george forman. you have inspired me to finally attempt this when i go to the beach. hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)

The Mrs. said...

we grill year round.... when we lived in VA my husband used to grill in the rain... lol... he would probably grill in a snow storm... lmao!

Jennifer said...

I would probably grill in a snowstorm too! But I usually run out of propane and am too cheap to buy it again until May or so. So I'm confined to my crappy electric stove.

JoJo said...

I love Ava just siting there by the grill!

Lady Rynn said...

That looks super yummy! Oh to not have dishes to wash, but we don't have a propane grill just a charcoal one and I couldn't cook on it if my life depended on it. (Maybe that's why my in-laws gave it to my hubby, it was a ploy!) Oh, well! You little Ava is super cute!

Shelley Ann said...

that looks super tasty! i love grilled vegetables and chicken. so good!

Connie said...

I love grilled veggies! OK you've inspired me to make veggies for dinner for once in a long while lol

Gwen said...

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