Ah, grilling. How I love thee. You are so quick and easy. You are my new love. With my recent dabbling in the exciting world of shish-kabobing (see here and here), grilling veggies seemed like a logical progression. Bobby Flay would be proud!
I am all about having weekends worth bragging about. We all work so hard during the week, why not go all out come Friday night? Exactly. But playing hard usually comes with a price that can wring your wallet dry. So why not stay local and be a tourist in your own state?
Ever since the heat wave last week, grilling has been my favorite method of cooking. Here’s another yummy recipe to keep the heat outside!
The Paleo lifestyle is difficult to keep up sometimes, especially when you live in a house with people who do not follow any dietary restrictions. Because I am constantly cooking and preparing lunches for the week, I sometimes try to make my mom’s meals Paleo too!
Dearest Disney World,
You are my one true love and life without you would be so bland and boring. It has been many years since I’ve spent time with everything that you offer and I can’t help but feel my neglect has caused us to drift apart. I take full responsibility for my actions and assure you that I still love Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios as much as the day we first met. But let’s be honest, she’ll always be MGM Studios to me. Tis true, I seem to favor Magic Kingdom and Epcot, but I know deep in my soul that without the others, you wouldn’t be the complete world I adore.
I’m delighted to tell you that our separation won’t continue forever; I am coming to visit you this October! I have looked forward to this reunion for years and finally the time has arrived! I promise this visit will be complete! Not only will I visit the princesses at Magic Kingdom and walk around the world in Epcot’s countries, but I will become part of the movies at, ahem, MGM Studios and walk with the animals at Animal Kingdom! I cannot contain my excitement!
You have been on my mind daily and this only exacerbates my longing for you:
It has been so brutally hot lately, cooking has been almost out of the question. The sensation of walking into a perfectly air-conditioned house from the stiflingly thick summer air is one of the best feelings in the world. What can ruin that wondrousness? A hot kitchen eating up all of my cool air.
I truly believe the best way to learn is though trial and error. As you saw in my last post, my attempt at container gardening hasn’t gone horribly wrong (yet). But the one thing that taught me the most is growing cilantro!
Interestingly, cilantro is a fussy maiden. To keep these thick yummy leaves growing takes some work and finesse. When I first brought home my seedling, it looked like this:
Here in New Jersey, the summer is certainly upon us! The forecast holds a long heat wave for the Jersey Shore and it’s times like this that makes me grateful for electricity and air conditioning!
Aloha! It’s been a while since my last post, and for that I apologize! I can explain though… I’ve been absolutely EXHAUSTED! Between working, getting up early and going to bed early, and squeezing every available moment out of my weekends to feel like I am simultaneously accomplishing important things and having fun, I’m shocked I have time to eat let alone plan a weekly Paleo menu!