First Grill Out of the Season!

Yesterday was the perfect day for J and I’s first grill out of the season!
One the menu: seasoned pork chops and sweet potato fries

first, though we had to dust off the grill by burning out the wasp nest that had formed inside…how do you like your wasp? medium? charred?
and clearing out the birds nest underneath (don’t worry, there were no birdies in it)

I seasoned the pork chops with Chicago Steak seasoning from Penzeys Spices
(see blog labels: spices)

I drizzled olive oil and Cookies seasoning on the sweet potato slices

Lightly spray pan and place sweet potatoes on the grill first as they take a little longer to cook than the chops

J’s Kitchen

mmmmm…..a big side salad with white Northern beans and craisins. dressing: lemon olive oil, red wine vinegar and a sprinkle of Stevia.
Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good

Penzeys Spices – Breakfast Sausage

My sister, Kelli, introduced me to one of my new FAVORITE stores a couple weekends ago…drum roll please…
there is one in Des Moines located next to Toys R’ Us off of University

You will find ever combination of spice and herbs for every dish for every occasion!

I purchased some of their best sellers:
Italian Dressing– makes a wonderful homemade salad dressing with olive oil and vinaigrette
Fox Point– smells like butter 🙂 so good on baked potatoes or asparagus
Black & Red– the wonderful gentleman helping me threw this one in for free!!! Yipeee!!! It’s J’s fav since it is SPICY!

Chicago– have not tried yet, but will make the PERFECT steak.
Breakfast Sausage– made turkey burgers/sausage with this….YUM! Typically, just ground turkey breast can be a little bland and need LOTS of flavoring, but just a few tsp of this spice made the most amazing sausage.

Add spice to meat and mix in. I also add a little to the tops of each sausage.
Add less/more for spicy preference.
Pan fry in olive oil on medium till cooked through.

ps…these spices make WONDERFUL gifts as well.

Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good