Thursday, July 31, 2014

Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce



I know I have been talking about how much I enjoy Kevin being the "King of his domain" (grilling) because it gives me a nice break from cooking. All I have to do it decide on what side we might like, which lately has been grilled corn on the cob or baked potato on the grill so he gets to do everything!

But if I am being honest with you, now it is just me and you right? If I am going to be 100% honest with you, I kind of miss grilling. You see, I am a gas girl, OK charcoalers you can stop with the face. It is not that I prefer gas to charcoal, it is just that I never learned how to use charcoal. My Daddy was a gas griller, my ex was a gas griller, I had a gas grill....get the picture? 

Then Kevin comes along and looks at me like I have lost my mind the first time I put a steak on my gas grill. "Well Mr, if you want me to cook on charcoal buy me a grill", was my response. He had a charcoal grill at his place, but our kids live there so they use it and, well being the faaaaaaabulous parents that we are, we didn't want to take it away from them. So you can imagine how excited Kevin was when we moved into the new place and found that the previous tenants had left a grill/smoker behind. Oh he was all kinds of happy!

But then the funniest thing (or annoying depending on how you look at it) happened. He became possessive with the dang grill. It became his job, or territory, or domain, depending on how you look at it. And like I said, I like not having the demand of cooking every night. But I think my pride is starting to get involved. Here I am a food blogger, I talk about the food I make and how to make it, but I have to hover over Kevin and take notes because I am not "cooking" the food. I can do this, it is not rocket science right? 

Alright, you have convinced me. Next time we grill, which is tonight, I will be rolling up my sleeves and stepping into his domain. I sure hope he slept well today!!



Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 07/31/2014
Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the BBQ sauce. Cover and refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to meld
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  3. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for approx 5 to 7 minutes per side depending
  5. Serve with leftover sauce.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 01 hrs. 00 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: chicken, Sauces and Spices, BBQ and Grilling, lemon, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, mustard,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic mac salad made a bit lighter. Trust me, you won't miss all of that mayo and the Greek yogurt adds a little tang. This is the perfect side dish for your summer BBQ.



I have to admit. I have had macaroni and potato salad on the brain lately. With all of the grilling and smoking we have been doing, a nice cool side dish is just what the Dr. ordered. Plus it keeps me outside enjoying the weather, instead of inside cooking away. A little bit of boiling, a few ingredients, and BOOM yumminess in a bowl.

I used to be the one that just grabbed the tub salads from the store. I would run in to pick up something to throw on the grill, and just make a beeline for the deli and grab their premade potato or macaroni salad. Sometimes they were OK, but for the most part they seemed very bland with TONS of mayonnaise. Especially the macaroni salad! It seemed like there was equal amounts of pasta and mayo on it!! I love mayo as much as anybody but really

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Spiced Yogurt Chicken Kabobs for #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Slightly spiced, with the tang of Greek yogurt, the chicken kabobs are a must grill!



This week Sunday Supper is teaming up with American Family Insurance to help families eat healthy. No matter if you are on the go, are working on a budget, or just want to enjoy the summer outdoors, your family can find a way to eat healthy and feel great about doing it.

It is simple, and I am living proof. I had surgery 10 years ago and lost 160 pounds. Since then I have kept it off, my son has lost 40 pounds, my daughter 40, and my darling Kevin has lost 20 pounds. Go family!!

How have we done it? A special diet? Work out plan? Nope! It has simply been a matter of changing our eating habits and getting up off of our ummm, nether regions.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things 7/26/14



This has been a tough week for me. I ended up with a touch of the flu PLUS Mother Nature decided to take our sunshine away, which made me feel even worse! All I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and sleep, which I did do a lot of. I mean you know I am sick when I don't even want to nose through Pinterest!! When that happens Kevin gets worried and that is when the thermometer and Nyquil get broken out. But 5 days, and a ton of fluid later, I am feeling much better. A little weak, but waaaaaaaaaaay better than I have all week!

So now it is back into the land of all things food and fun.....Pinterest!! I <3 Pinterest! I remember when my daughter first started her account. I thought, "What a fabulous idea!". I had a ton, and I mean a TON of recipes and websites bookmarked on my computer. The idea that I could clean those all out and organize them on one page for easy reference made me sooooo happy (we have discussed that I am easily amused right?). 

Now I have 117 boards (and growing) and almost 15,000 pins. I would say I am a bit of an addict. Butttt that is what allows me to find all of the wonderful goodies I share with you all here. So I will shut up now and get to that very thing!


My Favorite App 
YouTube — RainBirdHD
Whether you’re trying to fall asleep or need to drown out the audible chaos of your office, the RainBirdHD YouTube channel has a ton of sounds for you to choose from. You can get up to 10 hours of thunder and heavy rain fall, airplane cabin white noise, arctic wind, winter snow, classical music, and more. But, don’t forget to pack your headphones if you’re going to listen to this at work. (I’m sure your boss doesn’t want to hear “rain on a metal roof” while conducting a budget meeting.)


My Favorite Food/Drink
Turkey Meatballs in Curry Sauce from Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
Georgia Peach & Chicken Kabobs from Amee's Savory Dish
Chewy Glazed Lemon Cookies from An Affair from the Heart
{Flourless} Black Forest Brownie Cake from Sumptuous Spoonfuls


My Favorite Craft/DIY
10 Creative DIY Bird Feeders from The Garden Glove 



































I hope you enjoyed all of the little treasures I found this week!
Foodie <3

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Garlic Scape Pesto Flatbread



I have been going through a lunch time rut lately. 

I have burned myself out on salads, lettuce, macaroni, potato, or otherwise. Sandwiched are a bust, as well as wraps. I get like this sometimes, and then I do the worst thing possible, I go without eating because I am not enthused. 

I become that little kid that drives Mom crazy because they stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open. Peering in like they are hoping something good to eat with miraculously appear inside. Helloooooooooooo is there anybody in there?