Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SOL Day 11: Grilling

As a kind of continuation from yesterday's post about hurrying up spring, tonight I'm writing about the family favorite of grilling. My husband emailed me this afternoon suggesting that, while the temps are in the upper 50's (with temps in the 20's expected for tomorrow) we take advantage of this mild night and grill for dinner. I was all on board with that!

So, I stopped at the store on my way home and picked up the few things we needed. I got home and set right to prepping. The meat was hot dogs, but the sides are what made the meal. I make these fantastic potato packets to go along with just about anything we cook on the grill. Remember when I said I wasn't much of a cook? Well, this is one of those things that I make that is really good. Just cut up some potatoes and onions, divide them up onto sheets of aluminum foil, add some butter and seasonings, then fold it up into a pouch. I always double wrap to keep the potatoes from burning. So tasty!

Tonight, I added something new to our grilled feast. I cut up broccoli and cauliflower and also made foil packets of those. I sprinkled on some parmesan cheese and soy sauce. We usually do this in a big pot on the stove,
but decided to try it on the grill. It turned out great!

I know that the forecast says that spring is a ways off, but between the fire pit last night and the grilled dinner tonight, I may just make it to spring. Just don't take your time!

1 comment:

  1. Carolyn,
    Your post is making me hungry. My mom used to make potato packets on the grill each night. I loved them. Sometimes I make them, but I don't do it nearly enough. We grilled out this evening too. It was just too beautiful of a night to resist.