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.
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!
And a sweet fruit salad
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!
Here it is the day she woke up and it was all crazy