I love it when Jay grills.
Honestly, I think I’m going to tell him not to bother storing the grill for the winter and I’m just going to continue to make him brave the cold to grill amazing dinners for us. That’s fair of me to ask, right?
Well luckily for me, it hasn’t yet gotten to that point yet, so we took advantage and fired up the grill for tonight’s dinner.
Our “marinade” of choice this evening came in the form of Newman’s Own Light Caesar dressing, which we had opened up last week. Turns out, this dressing is not only killer on salads, but also a great chicken marinade as well, FYI.
As always, our chicken was grilled to perfection, thanks to the Master. I opted to have half of a breast since they were a bit large (must be nice…I wouldn’t know) and already have the other half prepped for tomorrow’s lunch.
On the side, I quickly sautéed up a large zucchini in a little EVOO, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. This is definitely our favorite way to prep zucchini now…it’s SO good!
We also had the pleasure of enjoying some mashed sweet potatoes, courtesy of Simply Potatoes. A few weeks ago, I received a some coupons to try out the Simply Potatoes brand through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. When I spotted them in the store and saw the sweet potatoes, there was really no question.
I opted for the quick, microwave method of preparation and I must say that I was beyond impressed with these potatoes. They had amazing flavor, a perfectly creamy texture, and didn’t even require any extra butter, salt, or other toppings. I actually found myself scraping the inside of the container as I was putting away the leftovers (Jay and I probably ate about half of the package for dinner tonight).
FYI: In case you’re interested, you can actually go on to their website and enter to win free potatoes for a year. They choose a new winner each month, so if you want in on these delicious ‘taters, then have at it!
I did a pretty good job of tackling the rest of my to-do list this afternoon; I got some studying done AND I got my soup made, which smells AMAZING (there will be a recipe to come this week!), so I’m going to be spending the rest of the evening hanging out with the boys. Perfect way to end a great day, if ya ask me.
Question for the Evening:
Do you use your grill year-round or only during the warmer months?
If you don’t have a grill, what’s your favorite way to cook?