Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer is Here!

Thanks guys for the kind welcome and for all the fun suggestions.  I am coming out of my funk and have had some pretty fun workouts including weights and pilates, both of which have been great workouts :)
In other news, Summer decided to finally come to California.  It seems like we skipped from our version of Winter straight into 90 degree weather and it's quite nice!  Nothing says Summer to me like grilling out, and that's just what we did when we decided to have a spontaneous cookout tonight with just the two of us.
Please meet the newest member of our family- Mr W:
I pretty much sat back and let the grill master do his job, except when I nudged him to check stuff and tried my hardest not to micromanage.
We grilled lots of stuff:
  • Steak
  • Chicken
  • Cod
  • Salmon burgers
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Pineapple
Our final goods:
Everything was perfectly done for me :)
My contributions were Mixed Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic:
  • Easy roasting recipe: Red potatoes, purple potatoes, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes roasted with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary roasted at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
I was pretty in love with all the colors.  I also made a pasta salad:

  • Easy Pasta Salad: Whole wheat cooked drained pasta with red onion, red bell pepper, shredded carrots, cucumber, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, splash of soy sauce, lime juice, pepper, and sesame seeds to garnish along with garden fresh cilantro
We also had fresh juice, but more on that in a different post.  Since there were two of us and I tend to cook like there are ten, we have A LOT of leftovers.  I'm going to attack that grilled pineapple for breakfast, I think.
I hope you are enjoying Summer wherever you are and have a WONDERFUL Monday :)


Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

grilling is the all time best summer activity! I especially love grilled pineapple. Glad you enjoyed some beautiful summer weather!

Lindsay @ said...

How funny is this. We spent all day researching that exact grill! I feel like an expert on that model! ;) P is obsessed with getting it. It's all he talked about last night! Do you guys really like it?

Gabriela said...

Oh yum!! I love grilled pineapple- such a good summer treat. Have you ever tried grilling peaches? Mmmm....

Mo Diva said...

MMMM I love grills! I adore them! I love love love grilled corn!

even better with the smoky fragrance and taste!

missed y ou

Anne Marie said...

I'm so glad you are back! I love grilling. It's so fun!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

mmm grilled pineapple looks so delicious!

Julie @ Pickley Pear said...

I LOVE SUMMER! Here in Michigan we've had a nice spring (and spring showers), temps in the 70's and 80's - hopefully the summer follows the same way!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Did you say garden fresh cilantro!!!!? I am coming over :-)