My parents bought us this grill when they came to visit last October and we hadn't used it since they left, so it was definitely time to break it out. I marinated some chicken breasts in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper before skewering them along with cherry tomatoes, green peppers and onions.
This was such a fun way to mix it up a little. Nothing fancy, but the smell of campfire smoke, some loud music blaring from the car, fresh corn on the cob and a tipple or two made for a really nice evening. Tim had a ready made frozen pina colada that you just stick in the freezer, and I have to say it was pretty amazing.
I pretended I was classy and had a glass of wine from a $6 bottle instead. Since I drank it out of a glass that looks like a medieval goblet, I can call it fancy.
Since I didn't get any actual work done on Friday, it all got pushed to Saturday. I did manage to squeeze in 15 minutes on the bike and a 6.5 mile run. This morning was another bright and early group run - and Tim came along! We did the 4.2 mile loop and he got to see what it's like to run with fast people. I think he liked it.
The group meets at a local Panera and then we all run a loop and meet back for breakfast. For the second week in a row, I ordered oatmeal. I always feel so guilty ordering stuff in a restaurant/cafe that I can make at home for 1/4 the price, but....I don't care. It's good oatmeal. It's covered in delicious stuff that I don't have at home (like strawberries, pecans and a cinnamon sugar topping) and is pretty much the reason I woke up at 5:45 this morning.
Do you barbecue often? Also, who calls it "grilling out"? It that a regional thing?
I'm such a stereotypical female and leave the barbecue to the men. Really helping the feminist movement with that one! I do love it though, and I actually really enjoy the charcoal smoke smell. When we got to Georgia everyone called it grilling out but I've never heard that before!
Would you order oatmeal for breakfast or pasta for dinner in a restaurant?
These are the two things I typically avoid ordering out since they are so cheap to make at home. If I go out to eat I would much rather eat something I can't make at home!