Hey friends. Have you been taking advantage of grilling season? We have. We tried a new easy method for grilling potatoes, that I found on the Kraft website this week.
Easy Potato Skewers
Recipe from Kraft Foods
For these potato skewers, I first washed several red potatoes, and microwaved them for about 10 minutes with a little bit of water in a covered dish. The goal was to cook the potatoes until they were almoooost done, and then simply finish off the cooking on the grill.
After rinsing with cold water and cooling for a few minutes, I quartered the redskins and tossed them in a mixture of mayonnaise (the olive oil-based kind), Dijon mustard, and black pepper. Then these guys spent about 45 minutes chilling in the fridge while the man fired up the coals.
When it was “go-time” on the grill, I threaded the potatoes onto water-soaked bamboo skewers, and brought them to the huz.
We also had a few Asparagus, Vidalia Onion, & Cheddar Brats from Biercamp on the grill.
The final step for the skewers is to sprinkle the cooked potatoes with parmesan cheese, and I totally forgot to do this! The potatoes were definitely felt to be lacking “something” without the cheese, but we doctored them up with a bit of butter and salt, and they were then really good! Served with creamed spinach.
Oh how I loved grilled dinners!
In my last post, I gave you a sneak peek of my potted flowers this year. Here are some pictures of the rest of the pots I planted this year. I took these pictures Monday night, while the above dinner was cooking on the grill.
Tuesday night I didn’t cook dinner. Because it was $1 burger night at Bar Louie! For $1 each (plus <$1 worth of toppings) I had a beef burger and a grilled chicken sandwich. I skipped the bun on both of these and just ate the meat.
Our party of five also enjoyed our fair share of $5 happy hour martinis. Below is the Effen Good Martini. I’m serious, that’s what it’s called. Made with Effen Cucumber Vodka. Eff yeah.
Currently listening to: Unnatural Selection – Muse.