It has finally getting warmer here in the Northeast and after what seemed like the coldest, longest winter it feel great! It has definitely made me dream of cooking on the grill!
To me nothing tastes as great as food that has been cooked on a grill. Everything is so juicy and meats get so tender when marinaded….mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I plan on grilling outside until the snow forces me back in!
Did you know though, that grilling can actually SAVE you money? That’s right, grilling is energy efficient, so you end up saving money because you don’t have to heat up electric appliances. You also save water and cleanup time by not having to use your dishwasher or hot water to wash pots and pans. plus, By not heating up your oven or stovetop you are not increasing the overall temperature of your house, which in turn means you don’t need your cooking systems for items such as your air conditioning or refrigeration systems to cool your house.
Here are two of my favorite things to put on the grill in the summer:
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Dice up red peppers, green peppers and sweet onions.
Cut your chicken into pieces.
Alternate chicken, peppers, onions and tomatoes on skewers
(please note if you are using wooden skewers you should soak them for at least 20 minutes before using so they don’t catch on fire)
Cover chicken kabobs with your favorite marinade and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours–the longer the better!
When ready to cook, place on tin foil on grill and cook until chicken is no longer pink.
Grilled Red Potatoes
Cut red potatoes or your favorite type of potato into cubes
Add sliced onions
Drizzle them with sea salt and olive oil
Wrap in tinfoil and grill until tender.
Mmmmnn so easy and oh so good! Serve them with a nice salad and some chicken kabobs or grilled corn and you have a great summertime meal!
Looking for even more recipe inspiration? Check out the Taste the Energy Savings Grilling feature by clicking here.
I am a Project Envolve Ambassador through PPL. All opinions are 100% my own.