Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In the kitchen: Summer Meals

Despite the lame weather we've been experiencing, the grocery stores are showing the signs of summer. Fresh blueberries and melons, cheaper red peppers and lettuce. It's summer time eating. My favorite time of the year for food! (although I do love the entire season including harvest at the end!)

One of my favorite things to make that is easy this time of year are Shish Kabobs. I love that you can take any type of meat (or skip the meat), add all types of veggies and some fruits and grill away. To take them to the next level you add a little glaze or a marinade! mmmmm.

Last night we had Shrimp Kabobs with Apricot Mustard Glaze. I used red and yellow peppers, sweet onions, mushrooms and the shrimp. The glaze is a simple combination of Apricot Jam and Dijon mustard that you brush onto the Kabobs 2 minutes before they are done cooking.
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If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can try one of these other options:
Soy Ginger: 1/4 cup orange marmalade, 1 1/2 Tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger.
Chipotle-Lime: 1/4 cup orange marmalade, 1 1/2 tsp liquid from chipolte chilies in adobo and 1 Tsp fresh lime juice.
And if you don't like shrimp you could try any of those on beef or pork or chicken!

Add my favorite potato salad (no eggs please) An d I just noticed how messy that bowl looks! It's at the end of supper!
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And a sweet fruit salad
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And you've got an easy summer meal. That is super tasty!

And on another note, check out Lucy's crazy eye. It's not a bug bite. It's not an allergic reaction. It's apparently some sort of eye infection. That is FINALLY starting to go down. This is the most open it has been for a couple days! Poor kid!
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Here it is the day she woke up and it was all crazy
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10 comments:

Skye and Aaron said...

I love potato salad! Yours looks delish! Could you post the recipe?!?!

Alysha said...

Sad!! Her eye reminds me of Ethan :( Hope she's doing ok!

Heather M. said...

yum! can i come over for dinner?! looks delish!

poor lucy! i hope her eye gets better soon

Marie said...

Poor Lucy! That is not a fun thing. Did it freak her out?

I am such a fan of shishka-bobs! We have already had them a few times, despite the not great weather. These look great. I'll have to try them!

Kathleen Boland said...

Awww...poor Lucy. Dan has horrible allergies too. He gets hives that look like a rash. He's at the age where he is embarrassed.

Love the BBQ in summer. One other benefit is the reduction of dishes for us to do.

Jodi said...

That is a crazy eye! Glad it is getting better and it wasn't both eyes!

I've never liked potato salad but yours sounds interesting with no eggs. Do you mind posting the recipe? Maybe I'll be able to try this one out. :) Also - is there a special sauce for the fruit salad?

Abby said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm

Brooke said...

I wish I was at your house to eat.

LindsayB said...

yewouch, poor lucy. i'm in need of some weather, not just the summer food!

Amy said...

Ouchies Lucy. Loved the sunglasses story.