Real Food - Grill It!

Real Food for Two for Tuesdays. I can't tell you why it's called Two for Tuesdays. I really don't have a clue. Then again, Girlichef may have explained it great detail and my heat-impaired brain just isn't registering any new information.



In 102 degree heat with a heat index somewhere around 115 F (38/46 Cel) we brilliantly decided to ride the bikes to Crawfordville for BBQ. I was about melted by the time we arrived and some of that is because I ride with gear. All the time.

I wear a helmet and armor when we ride because you just never know when a cell phone texting, soda guzzling, attention-deficit impaired teenager will just drift into your lane and take you down. I'd rather be hot. Yeah, yeah yeah...I'd still get hurt if I fell but my noggin would be encased with [protective covering and I would have road rash. Broken bones will heal but I have heard many people say they'd rather break a bone than endure road rash. It hurts.

And what does this have to do with the Real Food series that is being hosted? Nothing...I'm just saying...the aforementioned heat issues is the reason I don't know all the rules...cause I listened...but didn't comprehend all that's involved.

Real food is just plain old meat, vegetables, grains....the basics of life that is not from a package. Nothing frozen with a list of ingredients that reads like a science experiment.

No exact recipes this time........just start with fruit and your handy melon baller. I used watermelon and Crenshaw melons...........



Grill some mojo marinated chicken...........



Grill yellow corn brushed with olive oil and add a skewer or two of poratbella mushrooms and grape tomatoes.........



Add some rustic bread and you have real food for your soul and appetite.



Submitted (possibly incorrectly )....to Two for Tuesday!

girlichefT4T

Also, you can find many variations for grilled vegetables in Mark Bittman's book, How to Cook Everything, page 250. So I am also sending this to IHCC for their theme of Dining with Dad this week.



Where the grilling is happening...at Squirrel Head Manor.........

24 comments:

girlichef said...

LOL, I knew the Two for Tuesday meaning would come into question...I'm gonna have Alex (our originator) explain that and I'll add it to my explanation post. Thanks so much for bringing this delicious grill-full of real food to T4T this week. YUM!

Velva said...

Cheers to your real food! Your bbq meal looks awesome.
It is damn hot. Geez, it was just a short while ago, I was complaining about the cold weather :-)

Kim said...

It's unbearably hot here in KY, so I know it is hot down there! - Whew! Love your entire meal. In fact, I don't know what I would dive in to first because it all looks good! Thanks for your sweet comments. I love your blog too!

Janel said...

You meal looks delicious! That reminds me, I need to answer an email from you.

I'm glad we don't you the heat up here, yet. The highs are supposed to be rising every day this week, but nothing close to what you're dealing with!

Le laquet said...

Well it's been warm here BUT nothing like that - a mere 23/24 (low to mid 70s) degrees, rather lovely really. 102 - don't think I could cope :o( Especially not with the humidity that I am sure is going with it all. I'll bet the melon really hits the spot on a day like that!

Butterpoweredbike said...

Hi, visiting from 2 4 Tues. I had to laugh because I always feel like such a nerd being all decked out (bicycle) in the heat. But I've had first hand experience with car meets body, and head meets pavement, and that's why always always show up like a sweaty old racehorse from wearing my brain bucket, especially for bbq!

ejm said...

Correct, incorrect... who cares? This looks great.

Can't WAIT for corn season to arrive. Corn is so wonderful cooked directly on the barbecue that way and I love that you have yellow corn rather than "peaches and cream" (which seems to be the only kind we can get here in Toronto during corn season).

Had to look up "mojo marinade" to find out that it's orange, lime juice and spices. Your dinner sounds better and better!!

-Elizabeth

Pierce said...

Girlichef - thank you inviting me. I like a party :-)

Velva - We love grilled food anytime. You are so right, it wasn't that long ago I was wishing for summer temps, well...Spring temps, because it was so cold here.

Kim - thank you! I wish we had a pool at times like these to dive in, cool off.

Janel - Enjoy your cool temps while you can :-) I am on vacation this week so if I don't get right back to you, we may be off doing things, staying off the computer. But with this heat, I don't mind sitting inside. haha

Jo - Oh seriously.....your temperatures are what we are keeping the house regulated at right now. It's sweltering!!

Butter Powered Bike - Brain buckets are worth putting up with for sure! People just don't seem to watch out for bikers - motorcyclist or bicyclist...it can be dangerous out there so good for you, stay safe!

EJM - Corn isn't in season yet where you are? Bummer....I love corn and now that I've had it grilled, don't know if I can deal with boiled again. Thanks for your nice comments!

Le laquet said...

Happy, happy anniversary both! Here's to the next 26 years filled with fun, family and fantastic food!
Jo x

Debinhawaii said...

Looks like the BBQ is in full force there--everything looks delicious! Perfect real food and for dining with Dad. ;-)

Pierce said...

Jo - Thank you! We are headed out to dinner this evening and letting someone else serve us.

Deb - You can't go wrong with grilling..especially in this weather.

Alex@amoderatelife said...

Tina! Thanks so much for participating in the two for tuesday recipe blog hop and I hope to see you again next week! What a delightful barbeque story you tell! I am so coming over for dinner! I am following your blog. Keep it REAL! Alex

J L Health said...

That's a great meal and yes it is hot. These early summer rains at my house make it feel just like a sauna...Thanks for joining Two for Tuesdays.

Wandering Coyote said...

Beautiful meal, Pierce! I get to babysit my brother's BBQ while he's living at the coast, and once the new deck goes in, I'm going to be in heaven!

Bethany said...

There's nothing quite like BBQ on a hot day. This meal looks super yummy, thanks for sharing it with us on Two for Tuesday! Hope you join us next week as well! :)

Mary said...

This is a perfect hot weather meal. I loved your pictures. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Pierce said...

Alex - I didn't know Two for Tuesday would be this much fun! I was happy to be invited. Thanks for following and C'mon over....

J L Health - Are you in Florida? (I haven't hopped over to your profile yet) Thanks for commenting and following :-)

WC - Do you use gas or charcoal? I can't wait to see photos of your new deck WHEN they finish it up! Thanks for all your advice lately.

Bethany - BBQ is great if I can get into the A/C to eat it (while it's this hot anyway) Thanks for the nice comment.

Thank you Mary. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos :-)

Laura in Paris said...

Lovely meal! I love anything grilled (but without BBQ sauce!)

Pierce said...

Laura - I know what yu mean but homemade BBQ sauce can be tasty and not overpowering. Thinking of you this week with our hot temps and wondered if you are experiencing the same.

Tiff said...

Yum, I am craving barbecue now! Looks delish!

Claudia said...

BBQ hits the spot - no heat in the kitchen! That's what we'll be doing, and yours looks excellent.

Pierce said...

Thank you Tiff!

Claudia - Not heatng the kitchen is agreat idea in these temps....but tonight I'm roasting a chicken. That's worth the heat up though.

Joanne said...

This is definitely real food at its finest! I adore grilled veggies!

Pierce said...

Joanne - me too. It's so healthy that way and you just can't beat the flavor!

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