Monday, July 28, 2008

weekend revival

Mr. BW and I rarely go out on the weekends to try a new restaurant because weekends are the perfect opportunity for us to enjoy some home time. We also like to grill out during the summer and on weekends, we don't have to worry about rushing home after work, preparing the food, and waiting for the grill to light up ~ we can get ready at our leisure and actually eat before 9pm! And yes, we regularly eat at 9pm on the weekdays, sometimes even later.

On Saturday night, we decided to grill up some fresh veggies tossed in olive oil, garlic salt, and herbs. I ordered these fancy skewers after Mr. BW saw similar ones on Good Eats and they work much much better than the cheap, disposable wooden ones we used previously. Mr. BW is always the king of the meats, so he marinated the sirloin in some soy sauce, oil, salt, pepper, and some worcestershire sauce.

We stood around the grill enjoyed our pre-dinner margaritas, which we make using fresh squeezed lime (no mixes for us). The wine Mr. BW had picked out at our local wine shop and was very good on Saturday night. We finished it up last night (Sunday) and sadly enough, it tasted a bit more vinegary than I would've liked. So, definitely drink it all the first night! On the right, you'll see my bottle of homemade salad dressing. Almost 2 years ago, Mr. BW decided we should switch to homemade salad dressing because it was healthier, cheaper, and would lead to less clutter in the fridge! I was reluctant at first (for no good reason), but now I love our homemade dressings and love coming up with new ideas and thoughts for making it interesting.
I tossed a quick salad with artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, walnuts and cheese.

Our plated meal. Tasty, quick, and good for us! Since the sirloin was huge, we have plenty left over for sandwiches today!
Sunday night we grilled shrimp kebabs in a lime-cilantro glaze, with jalapeno peppers and plums. Mr. BW loves grilled summer corn, so we threw some on the grill. Tasty, simple, and healthy.

1 comment:

becoming-mom said...

Posts like these should come with a warning for pregnant women, I think I just salivated on my desk!