The weather here has really kicked into spring, dare we say it almost summer, here which means you'll be seeing a lot more grilling recipes from us. This is our first summer in a house so we can retire the grill pan for the summer & break in that new grill we got for our birthdays.
Our new grill is a Char-Broil 4 burner gas grill with a side burner, which Consumer Reports rated a Best Buy. Its probably a little bigger than we needed for the two of us but we wanted something that would allow us to cook for lots of people if we wanted. Also the 4 burners give us plenty of cooking options, for example, with this week's ribs we are able to turn only two burners on & cook the ribs over indirect heat. My Dad tried to talk us into charcoal but we really like the convenience of gas, sorry Dad. We also bought a smoker box this weekend so we'll be able to get a good smoky flavor from gas hopefully!
Ok, now on to Menu Planning Monday. As usual come back during the week for the recipes & results for each meal.
Raspberry Lime Glazed Ribs with Tangy Almond Slaw - Our entry to this month's Royal Food Joust - RESULT - This meal turned out fabulous. I love the bbq sauce because it has the right blend of sweet, tangy & heat. (I cheated a little & we made this on Sunday but that is really our menu planning day.)
Curried Pea Frittata - From Bon Appétit - RESULT - This was so good! I'll definitely make this light dinner again.
Grilled Chicken Fajitas - We use a wonderful store bought Tequila Lime marinade on the chicken.
Asian Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes - We usually do this in the oven but this week we'll be grilling it. - RESULT - This one is always a favorite with us.
Sea Salt & Thyme Turkey Burgers - One of my favorites - RESULT - We made homemade hamburger buns, yum. I won't buy them again.
Grilled Sausage & Vegetables - We went out for dinner instead
This week's cupcakes will be Apricot & Almond - RESULT - These were so good & I finally found a buttercream frosting I like.