Since Brad started his new job (this is his fourth week), he is in charge of dinner on Wednesday nights, because he is home from work earlier than I am finished with clients in the casita! He has planned simple dinners (and hopes I come up with a dessert for him), shopped for his ingredients, set the table, cooked, and cleaned up. I love waiting to see what he will do!
Since he has been in this "cooking mood", I love seeing him look for recipes online, or in a grilling magazine. Ego got him some BBQ toys for Father's Day.
He is already great with grilled corn on the cob in foil, but now he has a handy dandy corn holder, and one for sausages/hot dogs. He bought himself some apple wood chips for our 4th of July ribs.
It seems he will soon be making "beer can chicken", and trying out his new rib rack for the slow cooking ribs with a rub, and his version of "Carolina Honey Ribs" on Friday.
Week one of Wednesday Brad's night, we had grilled chicken with mangos, onions and pineapple.
Week two, BBQ shrimp, asparagus, and bread to sop up the dipping sauce.
Week three, he made bbq veal scallops with grilled cherry tomatoes in the arugula salad (and even his own dressing). I forgot to take a photo.
He also grills on my nights to cook! Here is a fun chicken recipe:
Marinate chicken breasts in:
A heaping spoon of frozen margarita mix or limeade, some tequila, and a sprinkle of red chili flakes. Grill! Yum! Have a margarita while you wait!
We made grilled quesadillas with the leftover chicken. Slice chicken and add cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, chilies, green onions, and some cilantro. Be careful when flipping the quesadillas (we used two plates like flipping a cake). Serve with sour cream and quacamole. We had salad with chipolte cheddar dressing.
I think he is planning burgers for tonight. I will just sit with a glass of wine, and be surprised!