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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!

Summer Eats: Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken

Summer means a lot of simple yet super meals. We love to cook out in the summer, which means a lot of chicken, and a lot of beef. So the recipes can get pretty boring and bland after a while. So I love finding new and different ways to fix chicken and beef.

This fun recipe from Carlsbad Cravings creator Jen is a fabulous summer meal. It is sweet and savory all in one. Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken is so easy to make and will impress just a bout everyone in the house. It has quickly become a favorite amongst my kiddos. We make it out on the grill, but it can be made on the stove top as well. Thank you to Carlsbad Cravings for creating such a fun and simple summer meal.

Brown sugar pineapple chicken

So far we have paired this fun dish with grilled potatoes, pasta salad, grilled veggies, homemade french fries, and even rice. It is one of those fun dishes that really does go well with just about everything. We love to cook a lot of it at once because we can use it again during the week, or freeze it and use it later. I have done this and shredded the chicken and put it over rice for an easy meal that travels with us to swim lessons and swim team meets. Check out Carlsbad Cravings now for some awesome eats, and be sure to try this fabulous recipe soon!