Archive for July 24, 2009

To Grill or Not To Grill

  Buttermilk Ice Cream w Fruit 005  On this lovely July morning, I look forward to our second cookout of the summer.  Some Beer-Brined Grilled Pork Chops, perhaps, with a hearty side dish of Brown Rice Salad, a warmed Whole Grain Mini Loaf Round, Parmesan-Crusted Eggplant Slices, and a light, zesty finish of  Homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream Topped with Fresh Blueberries and Sliced Nectarines.

And then in rains.  Halfway through the marinating of the chops, we get hit with a much needed downpour that reduces the outdoor temperature from 84 to 68 within a scant half-hour.  Now, my husband is quite patient with my culinary whims and exploits, but asking him to grill in the pouring rain would have been taking gross advantage, so we move on to Plan B.  Actually, we scramble to put together a Plan B, but the oven works fine for marinated chops or boneless ribs, so we are back in business with scarcely a hitch. (more…)

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