Friday, May 6, 2011

Grilling! one of my favorite parts of spring

Grilling is one of the yummiest parts of spring. Now, I had never grilled myself before last summer. My dad always grilled growing up. We never owned a grill till this past July... and when we got it, I decided I would learn to grill so when Rich wasn't available, I could get dinner started.

So far this spring, we've had grilled boneless skinless chicken thighs, Jamaican Jerk chicken breasts, and hamburgers. Yum!

 I made baked oven fries to go with our burgers...
Wash potatoes and slice into preferred fry size. The smaller you cut them, the faster they bake.
Rinse cut up potatoes. This rinses away starch and helps the fries to crisp better in the oven.
Place on baking tray (I line mine with foil for easy clean up!), drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and then bake at 400oF for 40 minutes or until crispy and browning. Turn fries halfway through cooking. Pretty healthy compared to fast food or frozen fries and very yummy!
 We haven't done grilled corn yet this season, but boy howdy, am I excited for that!!!

Grilling isn't too hard... I only singe hairs off my hand or arm every other time! :) 
And grilled food...whether fish, chicken, beef, or vegetables... are so much yummier when cooked outside!
Happy springtime to me!