143.2…Getting Better on the Grill
I feel fairly confident as a baker and cook. The one area of cooking that I feel less confident is the grill. I’ve been getting a bit of practice at it this summer and last night was no exception.
I had a helper while I made dinner last night:
You always grill better with wine!
I found a recipe for Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa from the April 2009 issue of Cooking Light. It looked perfect for summer. I began by making the Avocado Salsa. I added corn to mine because I had one ear that needed to be used up. I thought it was a great addition!
I marinated the chicken and got the indoor grill pan preheated. Then it was time to grill!
Check out my criss-cross grill marks! I am super proud!
To go with it, I made Saffron Rice. I changed the recipe a bit…used chicken broth instead of water, omitted the butter and used a bit of olive oil instead, omitted the yellow food coloring (it was plenty yellow without it) and fresh parsley instead of dried.
What a colorful plate! Loved it!
I am on an egg sandwich kick so I made another one for breakfast. I used egg beaters and a slice of cheese on a toasted sandwich thin. I took a break from watermelon and had some cantaloupe.
I took the kids to the bus for camp and went to my Cardio Muscle class. The exercises we did were in a ladder type of rotation with the first exercise being 20 squats. There were 10 rotations so we did a total of 200 squats. I hope I can sit down tomorrow.
Afterwards I took my sweaty self to Trader Joe’s. When I got back, I cleaned up and made lunch. I was starving! I reheated the rest of the Saffron Rice and put the rest of the Avocado Salsa on top. Delish!
For dessert, I had one of these bad boys:
I blame Jessica from How Sweet It Is for those. Crazy good.
I finished organizing my bathroom and started packing for Hawaii. This weekend is going to be crazy so I thought I’d get a head start on it. I can’t believe we leave on Sunday. I see a lot of delicious fresh fish in my future.
Before I left to pick up the kids, I was pretty hungry so I made a snack.
Peanut Butter on toast and watermelon.
Now I’m hungry again. Looks like it’s going to be an early dinner tonight.
Are you a master at the grill?
Have you ever been to the big island in Hawaii? Anything we should eat/restaurants to go to?