Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Blowout...or should I say Awesome COOKOUT!

For a lot of us, grilling and holidays bring to mind overeating, excessive alcohol consumption and more eating.

For me, it brings to mind yummy summer time cookouts.

I planned yesterdays menu and it went something like this...
homeade pico de gallo, cellery, cucumbers marinated in lime juice, salt & pepper...
Then I marinated a tri-tip in garlic and ff itallian dressing, zuchinni, grilled onions and corn on the cob. Finished with ripe juicy watermelon!

Can we say yummy???? I love the grill!

Okay, so I made the pico de gallo w/tomatoes, onions (diced super fine), cillantro, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
The cucumbers were marinated just as I said above.
You see the meat....
The grilled onions...well, I used a drizzle of olive oil and garlic powder (I love me some garlic).
The zuchinni is my favorite. You slice it long ways in 1/4 inch strips and marinate overnight in terriaki sauce. Then throw on the grill.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...that is the beginning of my yummy summer grill fest. If you all have any GREAT grilling recipes let me know. I really like a lot of flavor (especially the garlic) and could use some variety.
All that food for so little points. I finished the evening nice and full and not a bit upset with myself!
Hope you all had a fabulous day!


ThickChick said...

Congrats on keeping things under control! Your food sounds fab and super diet-friendly!

carla said...

I need to get off my arse and hit my todo list---which has CALL THE GAS GUY TO COME OUT AND FIX GRILL at the top :)


Amanda said...

Oh that sounds good!!!!

We like to cut up red potatoes, green peppers, onions, zucchini, yellow squash and put it in foil packets on the grill...sprinkle whatever spices in there you like with some olive oil or we use Pam...YUM-O!!! Fantabulous!!!! :) Oh and I love corn on the cob on the grill. Yummy!

Natalie said...

yummmmy...i am going to try your zuchinni! that sounds wonderful!