Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Grill Time

A heat wave has hit Portland this past week and is honestly the warmest streak I can remember ever coming through our city this early in the Spring.

With arrival of the beautiful weather also comes a constant need for sunglasses, increased time spent outside in the evenings and naturally the inclination to invite some friends over and fire up your grill.

I am very fortunate to have grill-master Dan by my side who loves to put grill lines on anything and everything - but sometimes we can fall into a rut of doing the same thing over and over - like grilled chicken, burgers, veggies in tin-foil, etc.

This summer we are planning to step up our grill game and I wanted to share some recipes from Pinterest and other blogs that I'm dying to try out.

My hope is that you can find something you'd like to try too - and maybe share some of your own or your favorite recipes with me!

1. Pineapple Mango Tropical Chicken Skewers

2. Grilled Focaccia Bread

3. Jerk Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Salsa

4. Grilled Zucchini

Sorry, I know - I'm drooling too.

Happy grilling!

heart JE


We Are 2Fit2 Quit said...

This is on the grill for the next BBQ...Thanks for this! :)

Ashley said...

This is going to sound super weird, but one of my most favorite things to eat from a grill is Caesar salad. You take romaine lettuce head, cut it in half, brush on some Caesar dressing, and set it on the grill long enough to add grill lines (so only a few minutes). It's so good! Promise (especially if you use more of an olive-oil-based caesar dressing instead of a cream-based one).

Jessi said...

Awesome, let me know how it goes!

Jessi said...

Wow, Ashley! I'm going to try this - great tip on the oil-based dressing too! :)

brooke lyn said...

yes please! brad and i have used the grill every night this week, but i am with you, we need to step up our grilling game !

Throwback Thursday: May Rain | JUMPING JE said...

[…] Our trip to the coast felt like we were in Mexico, I was shopping and worrying about what to wear professionally that wouldn’t be too hot for summer (buh-bye, tights!) and looking forward to shorts and flip flops out on the patio in the evening relaxing and entertaining around the grill. […]