Seasoned Roasted Potatoes

104

DSC_0067

Things I’m into right now:

Eye cream

Champ Cones

Ann Taylor Loft sales

Patios

Humidity

Shorts

Oil of Olay Moisturizer

Mangoes

Flavored beers

Lone Survivor

Pretending I don’t like candy anymore

Grilling

Yes, apparently I’m into grilling so much that in the past two weeks I’ve used up all the propane in my grill’s gas tank – before the season has really even begun! I fired that baby up for a BBQ feast tonight, went to check on it 5 minutes later, and found it cold. Dead. Lifeless. NOOOOOO! :cry:

DSC_0013

Thank goodness for Griddlers! :D

DSC_0054

In just about the same amount of time, I was able to whip up the exact feast I had planned on giving a good kiss with the grill tonight, right inside my kitchen. BBQ Chicken & Roasted Potatoes.

DSC_0077

The basis for the BBQ was this, um, JUG of Big Daddy’s BBQ Sauce that’s currently hogging what I swear feels like 1/4 of our fridge.

DSC_0010

Ben picked it up at the BBQ Festival we went to last week, and is a wee bit obsessed.

DSC_0008

Case in point: I found a rack of ribs in the freezer earlier this week and said, “Hey maybe I’ll bake some BBQ ribs this week!” to which he replied “BUT NOT WITH MY BIG DADDY’S SAUCE RIGHT? RIGHT?!Woah, woah, woah…relax!! ;)

DSC_0011

I mean!

DSC_0048

Eventually he permitted the use of a small portion of the sweet, smokey, spicy sauce to marinate some chicken breasts in, then toss ‘em on the grill Griddler.

DSC_0068

Talk about summer classics! This was finger lickin’ good! I can see why Ben is so possessive about that Big Daddy’s sauce – it’s phenomenal.

DSC_0087

Oh, want to know my secret for tender, uniformly cooked chicken breasts each and every time? Just pound it out!

DSC_0002

Simply use a heavy-bottomed glass, pan or um…something else heavy?…to pound the breasts to a uniform thickness.

DSC_0004

It’s the best way I know how to avoid the dreaded cooked-on-top-but-overcooked-on-bottom chicken dilemma.

DSC_0006

Works every time! :D

DSC_0093

Now let me tell you about these roasted potatoes – they are so stinkin’ easy.

Print this recipe!

DSC_0067

All you do is cook a pierced potato in the microwave until it’s soft all the way through – about 6-7 minutes total, flipping over every 1-2 minutes.

DSC_0026

Cut the potato in half, then cut each half into squares. Don’t cut all the way through, just down to the skin.

DSC_0030

Season with butter, parmesan cheese and Lowry’s seasoning salt, then pop them into the middle rack of your oven set to broil for 10-15 minutes. Print this recipe!

DSC_0036

Crispy, cheesy, salty & creamy.

DSC_0065

You can eat these with a fork, but it’s more fun to pull apart the squares and eat them with your fingers. Why not? :)

DSC_0083

Per my love list above, I chopped up a fresh mango for a sweet side to my ‘Q.

DSC_0078

Did you know mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world? I believe it. I. am. ob. sessed. Obsessed!

DSC_0072

Oh, I’ll give you three guesses as to what Ben wanted me to make him with his griddled chicken breast. Can you say…

DSC_0057

BBQ

DSC_0059

Chicken

DSC_0060

Quesadilla?!

DSC_0090

Talk about obsessed!

DSC_0091

Well I am off to spend the rest of the evening getting acquainted with my new bike! You know, riding up and down the street, learning the gear and brake quirks, and thinking up cool names for it. I’m thinking…Karen. I have NO idea why.

See ya’!

~~~~~

Visit my Recipes sectionTravel sectionWorkout section, and Top Posts!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...