When summer rolls around, it is time to cook outdoors. Nix slaving over a hot stove and grill outdoors. My family enjoys eating a sit down dinner, great conversation and delicious
Here are few highlighted recipes from some meals I made this summer. We celebrated Father's Day the day before Father's Day due to my kids' scheduling issues for work and a baseball tournament.
My husband decided he wanted ribs, potato salad, mexicorn, and brownies. Of course he was a happy camper eating all of his favorite foods.
So, a great fajita seasoning I tried was called Fajita Seasoning
Sorry, no photos of the fajitas, my family ate all the fajitas and I didn't get a photo, but here is a photo of the seasonings.
Review: This fajita seasoning was wonderful. It gave the chicken a great flavor. I added some lime juice, olive oil, and minced garlic. Yum!
I did get many great suggestions on the Buzz from Patty Cakes, Bambam, Lighted Way, Courtney, Don, and Weeble. Thanks Everyone! The suggested rubs seemed all promising.
However, I let my husband choose the Kansas City rub since it was his special day. Thanks, Lobster for suggesting this wonderful rub for ribs.
Review: My hubby loved the dry rub for the ribs. He liked it so much that he wants to use this rub on some other meat this summer.
Review: Of course my family's favorite potato salad is my mom's
potato salad. The potato salad has black olives, green olives and dill pickles. (I use Walmart's hamburger dill pickle chips-which seems to be the flavor my family likes.) Believe me when I say, a different dill pickle will give the potato salad a different
taste. My mom made this potato salad for as long as I can remember. I am carrying on the tradition by making the potato salad for my family.
Since I live at high altitude, I used a High Altitude Baker's One Bowl Brownies that Cammy suggested in her blog.
They were wonderful! If you don't live at high altitude just use the One Bowl Brownies recipe above.
Review: Thank you Cammy. If you live at high altitude you
will appreciate someone taking the time to share a recipe for baked goods. Living at high altitude plays havoc with baked goods. The brownies were delicious.
This past week we also had some Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops.
Review: These were very moist pork chops. For an extra kick,
I added some jalapeno granules from myspicesage.com.
Along with the pork chops we had some grilled baked potatoes, salad and green beans.
Review: I loved these potatoes grilled on the BBQ. After reading
some reviews, I microwaved the potatoes for 3 minutes. First, don't forget to poke a few holes in the potatoes before placing them in the microwave. I sliced the potatoes plank style into 4 large slices. Then, I grilled them or 15 minutes on the BBQ. The reviews
have so many ways you can make these that you may want to read a few reviews before making.
What have you made on the grill this summer? Do you have any great desserts you have made?
Enjoy Grillin' and Chillin' the summer!