May 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday + Great News!!

I know I'm late with the menu plan.

I had it all planned out on Saturday, but then I threw out half of it. I needed things I could make using this:

That's right folks. We bought a grill!! *does happy dance*

As you know I've been toying with the idea for a while now. I had an electric one all picked out on Amazon. It was just spending the money that held me back. Should I, should I not... Welllll, on Sunday we were doing some shopping and came across a couple of grills that were on sale (which I may or may not have already known about before said trip to store...) This one was a great price and seemed to fit our needs. Not too big, not too small, it was just right!

So we snatched it up and went on our merry way.

We (meaning the hubbs, I watched and offered moral support) set it up on Monday, which was the greatest day every, by the way. 90 degrees. Do you know how long it's been since we've had 90 degree weather? Too long, too long. So naturally I did what every person should do when it's 90 degrees out. I laid by the pool. Stuck my feet in the water because it was too cold to actually go in (for me anyway) but, still, I fully enjoyed myself. :) After a few hours (tanless, I don't ever tan), I went home to supervise the grill setup and prepare our Memorial Day feast. Being grill newbies, we read ALL the instructions and freaked out over turning on the propane tank and the smell of gas after the burners were lit. It was fun. Memories were made.

The hubbs took on the job of flipping the burgers and all was well until... of the burgers fell to the floor. Memories of our 1st BBQ experience.

But the other one tasted great! I'll be sharing with you the red ranch dressing I made to go with the burgers and the roasted potato wedges. It was so good!

And now, if you're still with me reading, here is our menu plan. :)

Burgers with Red Ranch Dressing & Potato Wedges
Honey Mustard Chicken
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Pork Chops with Fresh Berry Compote
Marinated Flank Steak

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How was your Memorial weekend? Got any good grill recipes? Pass them on! I need to build a collection.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! A grill is so fun! We got our first grill a couple of months ago, but I'm excited for it being summer so we can use it a lot more!

    Pork with berry compote sounds SO good!


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