Sunday, February 24, 2008

Grilling in February

Tonight's Menu

  • grilled boneless pork chops
  • steamed red potatoes
  • grilled asparagus
It was a gorgeous weekend here in central Texas -- brilliantly sunny and in the 70s both Saturday and today -- so I rather sheepishly asked DH to pick up some propane when he was out running errands this morning (I had used the last of ours back in October). This led to a super easy, if not exactly seasonal, dinner.

The thick, boneless pork chops were just sprinkled with Jane's Krazy Salt and garlic pepper and then grilled about 4 minutes per side over high heat. Easy-peasy.

I cut some small red-skinned potatoes in half, then tossed them in a bowl with a bit of water, covered with plastic wrap, and steamed them in the microwave (I used my microwave's "smart" setting for hard fresh veggies). When they were done steaming I just tossed them with a little bit of butter, salt and freshly ground pepper.

For the asparagus, I just snapped off the woody ends, tossed them with some EVOO, salt and pepper, and grilled them on a veggie screen over high heat, tossing them around every couple of minutes. It took maybe 7 minutes total for them to reach the crisp-tender stage.

So easy, and SO yummy! I can't promise I won't be grilling from here on out -- it's been a REALLY warm winter around here and I'm itching for some summery dinner fare. Of course, now that I've said that and we've bought the propane and all, it'll probably snow next week!

1 comment:

Rick Rack Attack said...

We also grilled yesterday. We live in SE Texas. Sat in the hot tub for a bit too! Still too cold for the pool just yet though. Love your blog. The title cracks me up!

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