This entry is for the people who love grilling out with friends. My friends Brooke and Nick joined me for a poolside grill out on a Friday evening. We conquered the humidity, rain, malfunctioning grills and bugs to triumph with an absolutely delicious supper. (... we tried to follow up with a movie, but Brooke and I were asleep in minutes. Nick said it was funny though).
|My Longaberger picnic basket... wait 'til you see what was inside!|
|Brooke's sangria recipe... sure to please. |
(Compliments to my bestie Megan of Crooked Seams for the beautiful table runner)
- 2 bottles red Spanish wine
- 1 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- Sliced oranges, apples and whole blackberries for beauty
222 cal/ 10 carbs/ 0 g fat/ 0 g protein per wine glass. Serves ~ 8 glasses.
|Grilled nectarines in molasses with goat cheese.|
This nectarine dish came about from a nectarine sale at the farmer's market (5 for $2.00).
- 5 nectarines, peeled and quartered
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
193 cal/ 30 g carbs/ 9 g fat/ 3 g protein per serving. Serves 3.
|Roasting sweet corn and baking asparagus.|
Since the outdoor grills were a flop, an oven set to broil saved the day in preparation of the ears of corn and asparagus. I wrapped the corn (with husks) in aluminum foil and brushed the asparagus with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon of oregano. I left the veggies under broil for ~20 minutes.
98 cal/ 6 g carbs/ 9 g fat/ 3 g protein per 10 asparagus stalks
|Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken. My FAVORITE chicken dish!|
- 3 chicken breasts with rib meat (free range, no hormones, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 2 lemons, juice and zest
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
284 cal/ 0 g carbs/ 6 g fat/ 53 g protein per chicken breast
This is a fairly new bit of awesomeness to my kitchen- once the corn is roasted, the husks AND silks will shuck EASILY away from the corn. This definitely beats the days of having to shuck corn before boiling! Trust me, when there are entire rows of corn coming from the garden, shucking or lack thereof is a VERY big deal! (I mixed up 2 tablespoons salted butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon oregano to brush on the corn).
158 cal/ 18 g carbs/ 9 g fat/ 3 g protein per ear
|Fit for royalty... or at least loved ones :)|