Yesterday was a really big day for me, I pulled out the grill, and I had a blast Getting My Grill On. I really missed my grill over the long winter, it is the only grill that I have ever been brave enough to start on my own. Let me explain, I had an incident when I was 16 years old lighting a grill. I made the mistake of having my face to close to the grill and as I dropped the match to light the flame and it sent a puff of flame straight up at me, and I ended up singeing my bangs and my eyebrows. I have been afraid of grills ever since, but that all changed with a new grill purchase last spring.
Greek food is a favorite of mine and I just love Chicken Gyros. I really love the fresh flavors from the cucumber and yogurt sauce that is called Tzatziki.
I Grilled up some broccoli. That is my favorite way to prepare my vegetables during grilling season. I just make sure I toss the veggie with olive oil and use cooking spray on the pan I am using to prevent the vegetables from burning or drying out.
Here’s my Grill, she’s a beauty, I just love her. It’s so nice to have an electric start on a grill, nothing to light, no way to singe your hair, and it’s a perfect size, with 2 shelves.
Perfect for grilling your veggies and cooking your meal at the same time. I have even cooked french fries on the top rack using my toaster oven tray. We had a power outage last year for over a week (in August) and I made all our meals on the grill. It was fun and I looked at it as an adventure and I found that I learned so much about cooking that week. I really got creative.
Made a Simple Tzatziki Sauce.
- 1/2 – Cucumber deseeded, and Chopped
- 1 – Small Container Plain Greek Yogurt
- Diced Garlic to Taste
- Processed in a Food Processor until Incorporated
It came out smooth and creamy. I love the slight bitter flavor you get from the yogurt. I think you could put this on anything, I am going to use my left over sauce as a salad dressing. I will let you know.
Once the chicken is done grilling I let it rest for about 3 minutes then slice and dice into strips or chunks.
The broccoli cooked the entire time the chicken did and it was done perfectly. I kept the grill on medium the entire time.
Once I took off the chicken and broccoli I put the flat bread on the top rack for a minute on each side to warm.
Loaded the pita up with chicken, spooned on some of the Tzatziki sauce and topped with some feta cheese. I only wish I had some tomatoes to top it off with.
It was a really easy meal to make and I had a good time Getting My Grill On. Plus I am all for the easy cleanup in the kitchen, which leaves me with more time to spend with my guys.
Boot Camp Update: Feeling really sore today and in lots of places. Upper chest is sore, hamstrings are really sore and my inner thighs are super sore. So I have been trying to get up from my desk and stretch throughout the day.
Plank Club Update: Had a set back this week in my Planking time, for some reason I have not been able to hold a Plank longer than 35 seconds, so I have been doing several throughout the day. It’s a work in progress.
So in just under a month I will be flying out to Boulder Colorado to attend the Blend Retreat. There are still tickets available for anyone who wants to attend, just click here for the Blend Retreat Link. This retreat is for Bloggers and Readers. The list of sponsors just keep getting bigger, which means the Swag Bag’s are getting bigger and bigger. We have all kinds of activities planned, Hikes, Yoga Classes, Boot Camp Class, Food and Fun. I am so looking forward to meeting all the ladies.
Question of the Day: What’s your favorite Greek Food?
Additional Random Question: Have you ever been to a place that did not have Wi-Fi and you were not able to blog?
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