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Summer Meals: Philly Cheese Brats

We love to grill. Its simple, its easy, and its less cleanup. During the summer I kid you not, 90% of my meals are cooked outdoors.

I do love to just do dogs and burgers but that can get boring. I love to mix it up with fun new recipes. So thank you very much to NeighborFoodBlog for this fun and simple brat recipe.

Brats are always fun, but these one mix it up with a taste of philly. inspired by the Philadelphia Cheese Steak it brings the taste of Philly to the brat. We absolutely loved them. I especially loved that I didn’t have to do a whole lot of cleanup. We were able to make it all outside on the grill (thanks to a pan on the grill I even made the cheese sauce outside).

NeighborFoodBlog even suggested some incredible side dishes to accompany this delicious meal. We went simple and just had salad on the side with a little dressing, but I am attending a family barbecue this weekend and decided to try to make the Greek Pasta Salad she features on the blog as well.

One of the great things about the internet is the ability to find things you didn’t know existed, or get great ideas from other people like you. This recipe is so simple, yet I never thought to do it on my own. Thank you so much to fellow foodies like NeighborFoodBlog who can help to bring us out of our comfort zone and try new and inspired things!

Simple Dinners: Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers

I love it when the warmer weather takes over and I can cook outside while the kids play. It makes for such fun and carefree nights with my family. I love to use my barbecue and I try to find any excuse for it, especially since it means a lot less cleanup, and I get to enjoy the weather while I cook instead of being stuck in my kitchen.

When summer hits I try to stock up on easy and delicious BBQ recipes. Because you can get in a rut when it comes to outdoor cooking. But this year I won’t let you. I will try to post a summer outdoor recipe every month. This month you have got to check out these sweet and delicious BBQ chicken skewers.

BBQ chicken skewers

Thank you to Cooking Classy for such a fun and delicious BBQ chicken skewers recipe. It can be made quickly and with very little prep. Which is great for the summer since I am usually very busy despite it being a time to lay back and relax. Head on over to  Cooking Classy to gt the full recipe and some great ideas for the rest of your week, I promise you won’t be disappointed. I will just be over here enjoying my BBQ chicken and corn.

 

Summer Eats: BBQ Chicken Bacon Pineapple Kabobs

Summer means less work, less school, and less time in the kitchen. We try to stick to food that can be cooked without using the hot oven in the summer. It just adds too much heat to our already hot house. We love to find meals that can be cooked almost entirely outdoors. Our grill gets a LOT of use during the summer months. Which makes the kids happy, since they can play outdoors while Mom and Dad cook. We are happy because it is less cleanup, and our time is spent relaxing and enjoying the beauty of summer outside.

This month I found a fun and simple kabob meal that my family absolutely loves, and I hope yours will too. Kabobs are so simple, fun, and delicious. It breaks up the monotony of burgers, hot dogs, and steak that comes with grilling outdoors. This fun recipe comes from the very fun and delicious blog written by Jessica and Nellie, Butter With a Side of Bread. These ladies know how to create a delicious dish!

I loved this recipe because it allowed me to get the kids involved in prep. They love anything they can poke with a stick. Just be sure to watch them and teach them how to do so without getting hurt. My older kids loved helping. Dad loved it because, well, BACON. I love pineapple so anything that incorporates my favorite summer fruit is always a win.

chicken bacon pineapple kabobs

Head on over to Butter With a Side of Bread for the full recipe and tutorial. You will DEFINITELY want to check out their other ideas for summer meals, and meals all year long. You will also love their desserts. Enjoy!