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Winnie-the-Pooh Chicken

It’s time to break my silence, simply because last night my husband made us the most delicious grilled chicken I’ve ever tasted. I don’t want to forget how he did it.

I called it “Winnie-the-Pooh Chicken” because I wanted my son to eat it so I told him it had honey in it, which Winnie-the-Pooh likes. As for myself, it seriously was the best (most moist and flavorful) chicken I’ve ever eaten before.

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Chimichurri-Rub Kabobs

Oh yum! These were so good. I put the kabobs together and my husband did the grilling. He mentioned he intended to make a dressing with the same spices and herbs that were in the chimichurri rub, but we didn’t get to them. Nevermind: these kabobs were delicious just as they were.

I admit that I didn’t eat any of the poblanos. Even my husband admitted they were hotter than he thought they’d be. I also am not a huge fan of mushrooms. But I think a variety of other vegetables would work on these kabobs: zucchini, bell peppers, etc. I used Roma tomatoes and cut them in to quarters. I don’t put amounts by the vegetable ingredients below because it really depends on how much you want to use. I think I used about 10 ounces of onions, but I wish I had more. I also used four pobalno chiles and that was too many. I had at least a pound of tomatoes, but I wanted more because I loved the grilled tomatoes. I didn’t have enough mushrooms; I think I had just one carton.

I used about 1/2 regular paprika and 1/2 smoked paprika; I wish I’d had smoked paprika for all of it, but we were out. I also used a sirloin tip steak, rather than the ribeye, simply for cost purposes.

We prepared these kabobs for dinner guests, so of course, we were hurrying around at the last minute getting dinner on the table. When do other food bloggers take a picture of their food? I’ve considered it every time I’ve made something new, but I just don’t know when to find time to do it. These kabobs seriously came off the grill and onto the table for consuming.

I wish there were leftovers.

Parsley Butter

The first meal on our new grill was delicious stake. My husband generously seasoned it and cooked it over the charcoal. For a sauce, he made a simple parsley butter, which melted on the meat as we said a blessing on the food. It was absolutely delicious. Since herb butter is the next recipe in Alice Water’s book too, I thought I’d share.

Alice Waters suggests using parsley butter on meat, fish, or vegetables. She also includes some garlic clove and lemon juice, which we didn’t add to ours but may have improved it even more. (more…)

New Acquisition

We had such a delicious weekend, mostly thanks to a new addition to our deck: a wonderful grill.

It is this one: it has both a gas grill and a charcoal grill.

My husband really wanted the charcoal side and I really wanted the ease of gas, so we got a grill with both. So far, my husband has grilled on “his” side.

I look forward to many yummy meals with this wonderful new tool.

Do you grill with charcoal or a gas? Why?