If I could sing at all, I would be singing that until the cows came home, well that is if we owned cows.
But nothing says summer like some good BBQ action, of which I am a huge fan. I just love the smoky smell, the social element to it, and the fact that grilled vegetables totally rock my world.
Tonight the boy and I decided to get our BBQ on, which also means it’s a total break for me from cooking. The boy insists he can grill better than I can, yet I still have to coach him through from time to time 😉 No wait, he’s telling me he’s better because he always remembers to turn the propane tank off. Well he’s got me there.
Anywho, I got home and I got to prepping (the boy had yet to make his way home from work, and he only did once the veggies were prepped and the dishes that were dirtied from the prep were cleaned, mystery I tell you).
On the menu tonight was steak for him and grilled bello’s for me.
Clearly this called for a little marinade action:
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
Pinch of sea salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of basil
This is one of the best marinades I’ve made to date! Try it- you will not be disappointed 🙂
I had a sweet potato on hand and thought tonight was the perfect night for grill experimentation.
1 Tbsp of olive oil and few dashes of this guy:
Good to grill 😉
I also made a salad, but he wasn’t the star of this show.
Oh hello dear sweet cocktail, how did you get over there 😉
Yes, I have Bacardi branded glasses- aren’t they cute? I still have a few of these leftover from the Pig Roast and decided to indulge myself, tastes like an orange creamsicle- dangerous!
When the boy got home he popped it all on the grill, the Portobello’s take approximately 5 minutes, and the taters take 10-15 minutes (5-7 min per side), make sure they are tender.
While the boy was being all manly and grilling I decided to showcase our, er lovely, backyard for you
No, that’s not the amazon
See- there’s some brick to prove it
For some reason I like this shot?
Me trying to be artsy…. And failing
After the boy finished being manly, I topped my portobellos with half an avocado and had some chili sauce with my sweet taters.
Oh and can’t forget the salad topped with left over marinade.
To be honest, I only ate one bello and half my fries, but both rocked! The boy especially liked the bello’s and devoured one with his steak 🙂
He must’ve really liked it because he even did the dishes afterwards!
Well I’m off to enjoy the rest of my night, à demain!
What’s your favourite food to grill?