Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Grilling

Please excuse me while I start with a topic not about grilling!

I bought a house last November. Prior to that, I lived in an apartment for 3 years. Prior to that, I lived with my parents. I moved out kind of late in life (they couldn't get rid of me)! I stayed as long as I did because of my nephew. He was born when I was 15 years old and I did a lot of stuff for him. As he got older, I felt responsible to make sure he was doing his homework and taking him to his guitar lessons or baseball/hockey practices, as well as his games. It was a lot. He was like my son, but without actually being my son! I loved it though. We were really close and had special things like our Saturday Subway lunches! lol.

But at the ripe old age of 27 (!), I decided I couldn't live with my brother at my parent's house any longer! It was time to go! A huge feeling of guilt came over me. I wanted to move close to still be there for my nephew. When I moved to the apartment, it was about a 15 minute drive from my parent's house. I still took him to his lessons and tried to call and make sure he was doing his homework. I felt it was my responsibility. If he didn't do his homework, I felt like I failed him! I felt that, if he didn't succeed, it was my fault.

Whoa! Where did this post come from! I meant to talk about grilling at my new house!! I'll wrap that prior topic up. A few years ago, my brother and nephew moved away from Chicago to Ohio. Well, that was the end of my feeling guilty! There was only so much I could do now! But my nephew is a smart and good kid. He is 15 now and has his drivers permit (AHHHHHHH!!). I'm very proud of him. He seems to make good choices for a 15 year old. We never really had any major problems with him thus far! I did good raising him!! lol.

So I moved to a house last year (thanks to the $8,000 first time home buyers tax credit)! This is my first summer there. I live alone with two cats. The previous owners were super nice and left a lot of stuff there (patio set, grill, top of the line stainless steel appliances!).

This is my first year with a grill all to myself. I'm starting to try grilling new things, not just meat and chicken. Last week it was corn on the cob! Can we just say...YUM!

Yesterday, I decided to try grilled pineapple. I've heard about this a lot. I thought it sounded interesting but never tried it. Well, when I cut up my pineapple over the weekend, I left 4 rings whole. Yesterday, I threw them on the grill! It was so good! I'm in love with grilled pineapple!

Have you grilled pineapple before? If not, I highly recommend it!

What is your favorite "non-conventional" (unconventional) thing to grill?

3 comments:

  1. Best. Aunt. Ever. :)

    I love to make naan (an Indian bread - kinda like pizza dough) on the grill. It's really easy and tastes amazing with the bit of char from the grill.

    Way to get your grill on, girlie!

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  2. Grilled pineapple is the best thing ever! This summer I'm also enjoying some grilled watermelon and we even have grilled a few pizzas. I'm pretty much in love with my grill.

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  3. SherRon, Grilled watermelon? Never heard of that! Wow!

    Thanks Marisa!

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