This summer for us means grilling and chilling … well – truth be told – that’s every summer for us! The recipes on the menu are usually quick and easy, but colorful and flavorful. Here’s 10 of our favorites that we’ve already cooked a bazillion times.
Marinated chicken breast and any hardy vegetable you choose. Bell peppers are a must – you can’t beat the roasted sweet flavor … but I don’t like zucchini (anyone else?) – so I substitute onions … which I also don’t like EXCEPT in this case! I swear to all the onion haters out there that when you grill it – ooh the deliciousness!
TWO+ Blue Cheese Burgers
If you’ve been using plain ground beef for your burgers – you’re missing out! Mix in blue cheese, dijon mustard and garlic powder … and diced onions You will thank me. This year, my husband bought a little gadget that you can use to make perfectly round burger patties. I say – it’s easy enough to shape them by hand, but I’ll not deny a man his tools. So, we’ve been having these amazing burgers throughout the summer – and they’ve been perfectly round. It’s the little things.
THREE+ Grilled Corn on the Cob
There really is no recipe for this – put the whole corn on grill. Rotate every few minutes. Take it off, remove the husk and enjoy. Some say to soak the husk before-hand and you’ll get more tender corn. If I have the time, and remember – then I do it. If not – I don’t – and it’s still pretty darn good to me.
I know it may seem like we spend all our time grilling outside but it’s not! While the Lemon Pepper Salmon mentioned in April’s Meal Plan is my go-to recipe … this one that calls for smoked paprika is also at the top of my list. I’ve only recently started using smoked paprika as a spice and I love it on just about everything!
FIVE+ Spicy Sriracha Shrimp
Shrimp is so easy to cook and with this recipe, you control the spice factor with the amount of Sriracha you add.
This is so easy to prepare with the extras from other recipes. The corn from grilling the corn … chicken from the kebabs. And with veggies from your garden – like tomatoes and lettuce … not that I have a veggie garden – but if I did … I would totally grow those things, and then use it in this recipe.
SEVEN+ Beef Tacos
What do you add to your tacos? My husband and sons like sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. I don’t like sour cream, so I add Taco sauce instead.
What are your favorite pizza toppings? My family things I’m crazy but I love Hawaiian style with ham, pineapple and bell peppers.
I love this combination so much! The only thing I do differently is cut the cutlets in half to make them less thick. Also, season the meat of course.
Do we really need a recipe for lemonade?!
What have you been cooking / eating a lot of this summer?