What makes me happy about grilling is that it brings a much more relaxed casual atmosphere to meals. It brings my family and friends together and gets us out of the house and into the fresh air. There’s nothing like the smell of food being cooked on the grill. You can smell it for miles away (good and bad LOL) and of course the taste. That little bit of smoke and char ups the flavor ante in a big way.
GRILLED FLANK STEAK W/SHALLOT BUTTER & BALSAMIC SAUCE
Not to mention there’s less dishes to clean. You all know how much I abhor doing dishes so grilling is fantabulous to me.
Typically when you say fire up the grill you might think of: burgers, steaks, ribs, beer can chicken (because that’s mandatory right) but I also like to think of grilled fruits and vegetables.
You can literally grill your entire meal. Everything from grilled appetizers (grilled avocado anyone), to salads (romaine is awesome), to the main show, to sides (grilled endive) to dessert. One of my favorite fruits to grill are peaches. Drizzled with a little honey and voila. Perfection.
Grilling does = Happiness!
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