Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Entertaining...

I have allowed life to swallow me up and I have failed to stop to enjoy the small moments.

This summer I am changing that.

I am spending savory moments with friends and I am opening my home to casual entertaining.

No fuss.  No worries about perfection.  Just enjoy.

We are having a gathering after my son's scout fishing event in a couple of weeks.

I am serving Shish-Ka-Bob, Rice, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and home made ice cream for do-it yourself sundaes for dessert.

To keep it simple, the Rice will be Rice A Roni and the Garlic Mashed will be made ahead.

Shish-Ka-Bob's are simple and easy and loved by all!!!

Here is my marinade recipe that we love here.

1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Tablespoon Minced Onion
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 small bay leaf; crumbled
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 lbs. meat (I use Filet Mignon, cut into chunks)

Mix all ingredients, Marinade overnight (I try to marinade for 24-48 hours)

Place on skewers with assorted veggies and grill!!!

I have also been known to make extra marinade, cook and cool and serve on the side to drizzle over the ka-bobs and the garlic mashed.  mmmmm.....

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