Thursday, June 10, 2010

Things I Love Thursdays - Our Grill!

I am so loving having a grill!  I still can't believe we went for so long without one!  

We made burgers our first night and they were pretty good (especially for our first try).  Then we decided to grill some thin cut pork chops that I had gotten for a good deal at Cub.  Normally I am NOT a pork person (unless it comes in the salted and cured forms of ham and bacon....ummmmm....baaacccoonnn!) so I wasn't totally thrilled about the pork chops but I knew the hubby would like them.  I figured if I coated them in a yummy marinade they might go down a little easier (boy was I right about that!).  I mixed up some soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic and then let the pork chops swim in that for a few hours.   After that we fired up the grill and went to town!  

We also grilled zucchini (thanks to my friends over at the Wharton homestead for introducing us to the yummy goodness that is grilled zucchini!)  I have had zucchini before but never grilled until a few weeks ago and let me tell is fan-tab-u-lous!  Just put on a little olive oil and Lowery's seasoning and you've got yourself a hit!

I almost forgot to snap a picture of our yummies but I got one of my plate just before I finished the zucchini!  And  just look at the beautiful, sugary, glaze on the pork chops!  The last picture is of the hubby shutting the grill down for the night.  I'll have to get ones of him actually cooking soon!

Yea for summer and yea for our grill!  :)


The Nielson's said...

Yummm! I love our grill too! I like to grill everything I can all summer so I don't have to turn on the oven and heat up the house anymore than it already is! That zucchini looks awesome, and I might just have to try those pork chops too!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

We grill all the time too -- even in the winter!

Your marinade sounds yummy! Am going to have to try that out!

Anonymous said...

Now you understand why people love their grills. Doesn't the food seem to taste so much better cooked outside on a grill than inside on the stove. Ahhhhhh, grilling, one of the unsong joys of summmer. Smiles