Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Grill Season!!

Amazinggggg day in Chicagoland! Naturally, it was a rest day, which is really making me think that I need to stop running because all my rest days lead to gorgeous spring weather. Since I didn't have running (or work!) to occupy my time, I decided to take advantage of the fact that today was PERFECT for grilling. I say that like I grill all the time, which, let me tell you, is far from the truth. I had to ask my mom to start the grill because I have no clue how. Oops? When I was little, I would get really excited when my dad would let me flip burgers on the grill. He wouldn't let me add the cheese because I was still too young (and too short) to get that close to the grill, but with the long-armed-flipper-thing, I could flip the burgers all I wanted.

I was an easy-to-entertain child.

After flipping through some cooking magazines, I found this Grilled Chicken with Mango-Pineapple Salsa in Cooking Light. Chicken? Pineapple? Anything that resembles salsa? I'm in.

Paired with brown rice and grilled zucchini (brushed with olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper, yum!), we were all set for a fantastic meal. And since pictures are worth a thousand words:

Grilling action shot! I'm wearing short sleeves, and the sun is out! Woohoo!

Classic Susan pose while grilling! If only the trees had some leaves...

Zucchini and chicken on the grill! My food photography skills are lacking.

Zucchini with some grill lines. I wasn't sure whether I liked the round slices or long slices better, so I made both!

Dinner was fantastic! I highly recommend this recipe. It has a little bit of a bite to it (compliments of a jalapeno and some crushed red pepper), but I really liked it. Great for spring!


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  1. Aw that looks so fun! I can't wait until the grill gets uncovered again.

    And thanks so much for the info! Totally makes sense. I'll be put somewhere working with a lot of people, maybe even a health care facility.

  2. YUM.I grilled for the first time this season tonight too. Yakitori chicken. It was amazing. I love grilled zuchini, so glad you reminded me of that one.

  3. Aw, such a great idea! I'm so sad I'll be gone by the time the leaves come back. Oh well - it'll be a nice surprise when I get home in August!

  4. I'm totally jealous of your mad grill skills. I'm afraid to get near a grill, let alone attempt to light and use one. I guess I'll learn soon as part of my "independent, being an adult" thing...

    That recipe sounds great, especially since it has some kick to it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cute pictures! Grills scare me :/ I agree...salsa makes life better, and especially with any type of fruit in it! Trader Joe's does an awesome peach salsa if you ever get the chance to try it :)

  6. grill lines make zucchini 8 million times better! YUM.

    i have to learn how to start up our grill. as of now that's still josh's job!

  7. I love grilling! Great pictures.

    The past couple of weeks during my midweek runs I can smell people grilling. It is smells so good, I just want to stop in and grab a bite.

  8. Yay, grill season! I can't wait to get home and do just that :)

  9. You are too cute! Sounds like a super yummy meal. Now I am really hungry. :)

  10. Hiya! Thanks for stopping by! And yes, I do love the blog world!

    Grilling out is sooo much fun, I am glad you're getting some nice weather up north! (I'm obviously loving it down south)

    Looking forward to reading more!

  11. Ah! we're so alike! give me salsa ANY day and I'm a happy camper :) Lovin the grill action. Get your grill on girl haha

  12. yummm! love the action photos :)

    thanks for the link!