We cooked on the grill everyday, which I love, because my hubby does the cooking (although I'm the one that makes the marinades that give them the flavor!). I want to share a great recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken. It is definitely YUMMO! I just want to make a note that sometimes I don't get the full amount of fresh juice called for in the recipe, so I always have concrentrate on hand to make up the difference. I also grate the lime and orange peels and add to the marinade because they add a lot more flavor. This is one of our favorites to cook on the grill and I hope you enjoy it!
- 1/2 c. gold tequila
- 1 c. freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
- 1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
- 1 T. chili powder
- 1 T. minced fresh jalapeno pepper
- 1 T. minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine all the ingredients and add chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight. Cook on the grill.
A great side dish is to thinly slice up yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, onions, red and yellow peppers and put in a shallow disposable foil pan. Drizzle with olive oil and then season with salt, freshly cracked pepper and about 2 T. Italian Herb seasoning and toss all together. Cook on the grill or bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. YUMMO!
I also want to share with you the great goodies I got in the mail on Friday from Lisa's (Prims From Above) birthday giveaway. I absolutely love everything!! Thank you so much, Lisa!
I apologize for the pictures. They're not that great - I couldn't get the lighting right and I wanted to hurry and get pictures posted to show you all the wonderful goodies.She gave me a cute towel holder with a gold cotton dish towel.
I hung it in the corner of my living room above my "prehistoric" television along with a Family Heirloom Weavers table runner and a couple of hand dipped candles. I changed the lamp on top of the t.v. with this one, but I don't think it's staying there. I absolutely love the lamp, but it's kind of awkard to decorate with because the lamp shade is offset and, to me, looks funny wherever I put it.
Another thing Lisa sent was this cute little "FAITH" sign. I tried to take a picture with the candle lit to create a warm glow, but that was NOT a good idea! If you look closely, you can see a little spot above the candle where the flame scorched the paint.