I did something MONUMENTAL the other day.
Something that I’ve never done before.
And now, I feel like an empowered female. Hear me roar and all that.
What did I do, you wonder? I ventured onto our balcony and had a date with this guy:
really dirty grill! This is a big deal for me because I absolutely love grilled foods (especially vegetables, chicken, and fish…and Mitch’s mom’s amazing ribs) but I didn’t know how to turn on the grill. If I wanted something grilled, I had to get Mitch to do it…and as nice as it is not having to cook, sometimes he’s not around. So he showed me how to turn on the propane (it’s really not too scary!) and threw on one chicken breast and one zucchini.
(Or is it yellow squash! I just love the crazy stuff I get from my CSA!)
All I did was sprinkle on some salt-free seasoning from Trader Joe’s (it’s called 21-Seasoning Salute and it is amazing on chicken and veggies). I grilled the first side for about 4-5 minutes and then flipped.
Look at those pretty grill marks! I was so proud of myself. The squa-cchini would have probably been prettier had I drizzled olive oil in it first, but I didn’t and it still tasted great.
I ended up cooking the chicken for a minute in the microwave for a minute because I was worried that I took it off the grill too soon. I’ll have to practice my grill-master technique a little better.
But all in all, it was a success and now I can have a yummy grilled meal without having some stupid boy around (I kid, I kid). I really want to experiment more and try my hand at grilling:
- Fish (especially salmon)
- Veggie burgers (homemade, perhaps?)
- Fruit! Especially peaches and pineapples (I think first the grill might need a deep-cleaning or the fruit will taste like charred meat)
So, who is the grill master in your life? Dad, Mom, boyfriend/husband, BFF, or is it YOU?
Programming note: I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll do until next week. Two of my college friends are coming from the East Coast tomorrow to visit. I’m so excited to play host in my own town, and see “my sisters”! I never do touristy things so it’ll be a blast. But please STAY TUNED for some exciting things to come in the land of Healthy Twists…including a milestone or two that might be celebrated with a kick-ass giveaway!
Also, keep those folks in LA in your thoughts and prayers…wildfires are no joke around here and my heart goes out to everyone (people and pets) affected by what’s happening over there.