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Summer Meals: Jerk Chicken

We love a good international meal. We like to introduce our kids to new cuisines, whether we are travelling or at home we try to include one new meal a week. We feel it is important to not only understand and experience your own culture but other cultures as well. While some may say the international language is math, we all know it is really food. After all, we all have to eat, we all want to eat something that tastes good, and every culture makes their own types of food. Food is the language of love, and it is the easiest way to experience a culture.

This summer we wanted to go to the Caribbean. That didn’t happen, but if we can’t go to the Caribbean we will bring the Caribbean to us. Jerk Chicken is one of the bets dishes from Jamaica. it is simple to make, and it is delicious. Why not bring a little of the Caribbean home this summer?

This great recipe comes from Delish. It is perfect for summer because we can marinate it the night before and leave it to marinate in the fridge while we are at work or out enjoying our summer. Then we simply come home and grill it. We love to pair it with rice but you can pair it with anything you want.

Head on over to Delish for the full recipe and tutorial now!

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!