Wednesday, August 10, 2011

we bought a...

A few weeks ago, we made a big purchase that has already been of major use to us. Especially since it's summer time! We got a grill!

If you know my husband at all, this will not be a surprise to you. Before purchasing he did some research and read up on grills on consumer reports. After his research, we actually ended up going with this lovely one from Wal-Mart. For the level of quality we were looking for plus price, this one really seemed to be the best choice for us.

Despite the crazy heat and humidity, he got right to to work on putting it together after he got back from Wal-Mart...


The dogs and I were a huge help...


And within an hour or two, we had this in our yard:

(wine was sold separately!)

Since then, we've been grilling like crazy! Burgers, veggies, steaks, fish, corn on the cob...I can't get enough!


YUM! So now my question for you my blog readers and friends...what is your favorite food to grill? Any marinades you particularly love? Please share!

29 comments:

  1. So fun! I can't wait until we have a place with a yard so that it is easier to grill. I love grilled salmon and grilled corn best!

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  2. "Wine sold separately" I love it! We love doing pork tenderloin on the grill. My step MIL has a great recipe. I'll have to post it soon!

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  3. I'm starving right now and those pictures aren't helping! Yay for a new grill! We use ours so much during the summer. I would recommend investing in a nice grill cover. We keep buying the cheap ones and they tear up so fast and are always blowing off during storms, which leads to rust. This weekend we are going to buy a nice one. A little late, but oh well.

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  4. I love that, like us, y'all grill with wine instead of beer :) We could totally hang in real life! {Although I do love me a cold one in the summer!}

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  5. Yum! Nothing better than veggies on the grill! We're going to be in the market for a new grill in a couple of months when we move. We'll have to check this one out!

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  6. we just got a new grill too and its the same one!! we LOVE it! :)

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  7. Ranch burgers!!!!!! Dry Hidden Valley Ranch dip mixed in with meat and thats it! Delicious!! Enjoy- we LOVE to grill :)

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  8. Very nice! It's like Christmas. ;) We have a charcoal grill. Can't wait to get a "real" grill. :)

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  9. love the new grill! wish you lived closer and could cook for me :)

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  10. Mm, I love grilling. We love this marinade for chicken fajitas.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/04/grilling-chicken-fajitas-cinco-de-mayo-mexican-recipe.html

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  11. I LOVE that it is red!! That is my favorite color!

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  12. Adam got a new grill back earlier this year. It's a Brinkmann, too! His has a smoker on the bottom. We love it!

    Needless to say, Adam smokes a LOT of meat with it. As far as grilling, we love doing skewers of shrimp with a simple sprinkle of salt, pepper & Old Bay. Or, marinate them in teriyaki. Yum!

    We do the standard burgers, dogs, corn on the cob (in the husk after a good soaking), potatoes...

    Oh, one really great marinade I found, by accident, is by A1. I can't think of the exact name, but we marinaded a London Broil in it and it was deeeeeelicious!

    Happy grilling!

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  13. Here's Adam's grill:

    http://tinyurl.com/4ye57yd

    When we bought it, I told him that he was good to go as far as his birthday, Father's Day, Christmas and every other holiday in between for the next few years! ;)

    P.S. We like grilling pork tenderloins on the grill. Wrap that sucka in bacon, cover with foil & grill...it's way too good.

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  14. YAY!!!! You are going to love, love, love having a grill! I love grilling corn with the husk on, but before I grill it I make a seasoned butter and rub it on there, then fold the husk back up. I've got a few good recipes on my blog! One more - I really like to grill slices of sweet potatoes that I've coated in olive oil, S&P and paprika. So good!

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  15. My favorite thing on the grill are brie burgers - brie stuffed in the middle and on top. Entirely too delicious.

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  16. Nice! We love to grill, we do turkey burgers and grilled chicken a lot but also recently did some kabobs that were fantastic! Enjoy!

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  17. Oh Rachel...I just LOVE Summertime and being able to grill out all the time.

    A staple for us is Zuchinni Squash and Yellow Squash. I use butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, and S&P. I grill it in a disposable aluminum pan, and it's amazing! I top it over rice as a side...but either way is delicious! :)

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  18. Brinkmans are supposed to be wonderful grills.

    Try searching recipes for grilled Vidalia onions - the recipe where you carve a cone shape out of the center and drop in a boullion cube. You wrap it in foil and grill ... fantastic!

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  19. I'm so jealous!! My family grills all. the. time. I'm going to miss it so much when we move into our apartment. My favorite grilled foods are salmon and brats. And burgers. Yum!

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  20. I LOVE Allegro bottled marinade for chicken OR steak. So good! And I like Lawry's 30 minute Asian marinade on chicken. I make Asian Chicken Salad with it all the time! Yum! I'm coming over for some grilled food sometime! : )

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  21. So now that I'm salivating...

    I love grilling out. It's a must for summer to me. So glad to see y'all are enjoying your new toy! I'll be sure to come on up for that good cooking one day ;)

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  22. Yum yummmmm yumm grilling. It's just the BEST part of summer.

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  23. So your husband is just like mine. H researches everything before buying! As for favorite grilling recipes: bacon sliders (http://theculinarycouple.com/2011/06/06/bacon-sliders-for-dads-birthday/) and tequila lime chicken (http://theculinarycouple.com/2010/09/01/tequila-lime-chicken/). YUM!

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  24. Mmm....we've got a grilled meal on tap for tonight! Pork steaks & corn on the cob! Yummy!

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  25. Hi! I have been reading your blog for a little while, but I haven't commented until now :o/ Anyway, my husband's family if from NC (Durham) and I am also a teacher, so needless to say, you have kept my attention with teaching and NC posts!

    Some of my friends and I have a recipe blog and I recently posted a citrus marinade that I use on chicken that is SOOOOOO GOOD!!! here is the link: http://tummiesfulloflove.blogspot.com/search/label/marinade

    good luck with teaching in your new school!

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  26. Cheers to you and that new grill -- It's a fabulous thing!!

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  27. Congrats on the grill! It looks beautiful :)

    I'd say that my favorite thing to grill is fruit - I highly recommend peaches and mango. They're just to die for.

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  28. Let chicken strips soak in Italian dressing for a few hours. Before throwing it on the grill, lay a slice of colby jack cheese and a jalenpeno pepper on it. Roll the chicken strip up and wrap it in bacon. Hold it all together with a toothpick.
    My husband won a grill when he made these chicken wraps!
    Enjoy!

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  29. How awesome! Have you ever grilled pineapple?! Do it!

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