Each Friday, at least for the foreseeable future, I will be sharing a blog post from the past. These will be posts from other places that I have retained the rights once again, or from this blog. I hope you enjoy these entries. I know they are ones that have made me smile.
This post originally was posted June 23, 2014.
Back in January, I started a challenge to have the family return to the dinner table to eat our meals. It got off to a slow start, but I am happy to say that we have made definite progress in this area over the past several months. We have had several meals at our kitchen table, and we have even had company over to eat with us at our kitchen table. It has been a wonderful experience.
This time of year, we tend to move out of the kitchen for our meals. Instead, our dinner table is found outside at our picnic table. We have already had several meals outside and we are loving this time of year and our dining area.
This year, we improved on our outside dining experience and have added in a fire pit. We have had a lot of fun gathered around our little campfire roasting marshmallows and luscious s’mores.
We love to grill all our food during the summer. We actually tend to grill year round, but especially during summer. I’ve become quite adept lately at grilling chicken and not burning it. Steaks are always done on the grill. We love k-bobs of all kinds. My sister is a vegetarian, and I have become fairly decent at grilling portabella mushrooms for her. She likes them at least. Pineapple on the grill is another favorite treat that we enjoy. It almost tastes like candy it is so sweet and good. Grilling really seems to bring out the very best flavor in pineapple. Actually, I think grilling brings out the best in most foods. I feel fortunate that we get to experience it so often.
I will leave you with one of our very favorite seasoning recipes. We use it just like seasoning salt and it makes for some fantastic chicken or pork on the grill. (We also use it during the winter months, but just bake in the oven instead.) My husband likes this on french fries and we’ve even had it on beef with good results. We tend to make up a shaker by tripling the recipe when we make it ,and then we just keep it in the cupboard so we can use it as desired. I hope you like it.
Brenda’s Special Seasoning
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. sage
1 tsp. celery salt
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1/3 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 tsp. onion salt
Blend together. Sprinkle on chicken or pork and grill or bake until done. Add to french fries after cooking instead of salt. Enjoy.