Thursday, September 20, 2007

Grilling Adventures

As many may know, I've been a vegetarian for about 2 years now, but recently I've been letting humanely-raised chicken back into my life (I'm weak, what can I say?). Well I've found this great Amish chicken at Bloomingfoods, and I just adore it. It's what chicken is supposed to taste like, you know? Anyway, I should also tell you that I never really learned how to grill, because in my family it's kind of a man thing, and I just never bothered to learn. Anyway, my uncle is here in Bloomington this week and he offered today to buy me a grill as a belated birthday present, and I obliged. I had to get a little 18" tailgate-style grill because I am not allowed to have the real deal at my apartment, but, as usual, I work with what I've got. So I set the grill up (quite a feat, if I do say so myself), got it going, and threw the chicken on there. I marinated it beforehand in some Italian dressing for a little while (it makes the chicken juicier and gives it a little more flavor). It turned out deliciously. I served it with some salad and it was a perfect late summer dinner. And so ended my first experience with grilling. It went well and I'm excited to try some vegetables on there.


Anonymous said...

Sounds delectable!!

lizzybiz said...

I've always loved chicken breasts marinated with Italian dressing and grilled. The baked on Italian dressing really gives it a savory spicy kind of taste.

I love your blog. Who knew that getting your own kitchen would lead you to such culinary adventures? I can tell that your appreciation for food, its origin, preparation, and taste is becoming even more important to you. Your grandmother would be very proud! If only you could share this with her the way you used to share Shakespeare!

Jeanine said...

Hey Kiddo!
Your mom told me about your blog and I have to say, I'm VERY impressed with your writing style. I can definitely see a future for you in writing for a foods magazine. Hang in there.