BBQ Chicken, Strawberry Spinach Salad, and Veggie Kabewers

This, my friends, was my Very First Grilling Experience. As such there’s more than one picture, because I feel this is an important step in my cooking ventures. I have long been intimidated by grills, but after watching the Dearliest operate the propane grill a couple times, I felt like giving it a go.

I am now a fan of grilling. Next grilling attempt will involve salmon and a cedar plank.


BBQ Chicken Round #1


This was the first batch, marinated for several hours in the following marinade.

Ginger Teriyaki Marinade

1/3 cu soy sauce
1/3 cu water
3 T rice vinegar (white or apple cider works too)
2 t garlic, minced
1 T ginger, minced
sugar or honey to taste

1) combine all in bowl; refrigerate until ready to use

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BBQ Chicken Round #2

Grilling with veggie kabewers. I basted the second batch of chicken with a homemade honey BBQ sauce. It was really. Really. Good.


Honey BBQ Sauce

1 cu honey
1/2 cu molasses
3 T ketchup
1/8 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t fresh ginger (or dry equiv)
1/2 t salt
1/8 t black pepper
1/8 t dry oregano
1/4 t minced garlic (or dry equiv)
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T prepared mustard
1 t liquid smoke
2 t white vinegar (apple cider would work too)

1) combine all in blender and blend until smooth; refrigerate until ready to use

* For tonight’s dinner I made a half batch and it liberally basted 2 breasts and 5 drumsticks with plenty left over for future use.

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Veggie Kabewers

Waiting to be brushed with garlic butter before grilling.


Garlic Butter

1/2 cu (1 stick) butter
1/2 t garlic powder (or fresh equiv)
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper

1) place all in microwave safe dish or small saucepan and heat until butter is melted

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Strawberry Spinach Salad


Easy enough. Spinach. Strawberries. Feta cheese. Absolutely wonderful with Balsamic Vinaigerette Dressing. One of my favorite summer salads.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

3/4 cu olive oil
1/2 cu Balsamic vinegar
1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 t dry oregano
1/2 t dry basil
1/2 t dry ground mustard

1) combine all ingredients, shake/stir well before each use

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