Thursday, August 18, 2011

Doin' It Well

It's that time again... Time for me to share more recent pics of Adventures in Cooking with Mendi.  I'm no self-proclaimed gourmet chef, but one thing that I can do & that I do well is grilling.  Here's where I launch into LL Cool J's "Doin' it, doin' it, doin't it well."  Sorry, yes, I just went there.

Back to the post about grilling...  It's been an outrageously hot summer here.  We typically grill three to four nights a week, but with our fair share of triple digit temps this summer, the grill hasn't been getting much action.  I honed my grilling skills, if you want to call them that, over the past few years.  My hubz has normally taken on the grillmaster role, but with a giant yard to maintain, he can be found most weeknights on the lawnmower or with a weedeater in hand.  So that leaves dinner planning & preparing to me.  And that's when I discovered my love for the grill.  Did y'all know that entire meals can be made on that thing?!?  Take this random night for example:  I grilled a couple chicken breasts, two ears of corn & some asparagus.  It started in the kitchen, of course, with a little bit of this...


and


and


Once I took things outside to the grill, it turned into this...


and


I don't exactly follow a "recipe" here.  You can see my arsenal of ingredients in the pics above.  I just slap on a little of this & a little of that & call it a day.  Easy peasy.  By the time the hubz wraps up his yardwork, I have dinner on the table.  And it didn't even make a mess of my kitchen.  Gotta love that!

What are your favorite things to whip up on the grill??  What do you call "grilling"?  BBQing??  Cooking out??  Just plain ol grilling??  We'd love to hear!

Mendi

19 comments:

  1. Looks yummy :) I love Sweet Baby Rays!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sweet Baby Rays is the only BBQ sauce we use. It's the best!

    ReplyDelete
  3. YUM!! Looks great!!! I'll be over for dinner tomorrow night ;)

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love a good BBQ! Salmon tikka always goes down well with me! Happy weekend xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hehe, I might become close-to-great cook because of you two ;) Wonderful, judging by photos, all looks too delicious. Grilling or BBQing are words I usually use. And at BBQ I love to eat corn, but mostly meat (I prefer chicken).

    xoxo
    http://randomgirl-ishstuff.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. The food looks delicious.I never cooked corn like this but I definitely have to give it a try :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sweet Baby Rays is the best BBQ sauce ever!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The food looks yummy... :)

    http://am-better-today.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. We have started peeling our corn, spreading it with Olive Oil and then grilling it-no husks. Once it's done I mixed together fresh finely chopped cilantro, butter and a little fresh squeezed lime juice. Slather that on the corn & enjoy! Love these posts :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love grilled asparagus!

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/
    NEW POST: My Latest Loves - Mini Bags

    ReplyDelete
  11. sure tastes delicious, the grill looked perfectly done. nice! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. seriously loving that you grill! i usually leave that up to my husband. anything that deals with fire usually goes to him. he loves to use his smoker and does pork and brisket a lot! i usually stick to the oven or a big stock pot!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. @ Jen & NeutraKris- Sweet Baby Ray's is awesome! Could eat it on anything! :-)

    @ Cami - Come on over girl!

    @ Agora - Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for all of the lovely comments!! So glad you enjoyed!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I seriously don't know the first thing about grilling...I really need to learn and stop depending on a guy to do it for me! Ha-ha
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

    ReplyDelete
  16. We call it 'grilling,' and we rarely do it without some Sweet Baby Ray's! Glad to see you use it too!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...