Sunday, July 25, 2010

Teriyaki Kabobs...YUMMO

The grill is my BFF right now. We just can't believe how yummy, easy, and healthy it is to cook on the grill! We tried another new recipe tonight, and it was absolutely delicious. Filling but not fattening, tasty but not heavily seasoned. Here is the recipe, brought to you by :) Enjoy...we definitely did!

1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 pinch ground ginger
2 red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 large sweet onion, peeled and cut into wedges
1 1/2 cups whole fresh mushrooms
1 pound beef sirloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes

1.In a large resealable plastic bag, mix the teriyaki sauce, honey, garlic powder, and ginger. Place red bell peppers, onion wedges, mushrooms, beef, and chicken in the bag with the marinade. Seal, and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours. (We did 4)
2.Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
3.Discard marinade, and thread the meat and vegetables onto skewers, leaving a small space between each item.
4.Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill skewers for 10 minutes, turning as needed, or until meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender. (Ty flipped once half way through)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Recipe - Whiskey Hamburgers

Living in Florida is inspiring me to try more grilling recipes, considering we can grill outdoors year-round. Therefore, I've been researching some new recipes since grilling was not a common hobby of mine up North. Here is the recipe I tried tonight. It turned out wonderfully - very juicy and flavorful.

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup beer (we used Sam Adams)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger whiskey (we used Jim Beam)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1.Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat
2.Combine the ground beef, beer, Worcestershire sauce, whiskey, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix until evenly combined. Shape the mixture into 6 patties.
3.Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 5 to 8 minutes per side for well done. (we did 6 per side)

Enjoy! We sure did.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Change is in the Air

Well, after 8 months with The Palms of Sebring, I have resigned from my social work position. There are a few reasons for this, but overall, I think this will be a very good change for me (us). I had a good interview elsewhere this week, so hopefully, if it's meant to be, things will work out there. I know God will provide. He brought us all the way to Florida and held us in His hand, so I'm fully relying on Him to continue doing so.

Part of this job change is education related. I am going to further my education and go back to school to obtain my Master's of Social Work (MSW). I am pretty excited about it, and also excited about some job possibilities which would offer tution reimbursement.

Also on the job front, Tyler is doing wonderfully. He is busy, but really enjoying what he does, and he is the least stressed, and happiest that I have seem him in a long time.

In the world of our furbabies, all is well. Oliver, who originally weighed in at 1.3 pounds, now weighs in at a respectable 3 pounds on the home scale. Woohoo! Way to eat, little man! Good news: he is obviously getting healthier. Bad news: this means he is now big enough and healthy enough for his shots, which is what is unfortunately scheduled for tomorrow evening. Poor, baby.

Just a brief update on our lives. Miss and love you all.