Emily’s (daughter #1) boyfriend, Dill, made us all some delicious shrimp a few nights ago. He took the frozen shrimp from the bag (he didn’t even thaw them out) and placed them on the grill. As they were cooking, he seasoned some of them with a spicy blend of seasonings and the rest with lemon-pepper.
They cooked amazingly fast and I can’t even tell you how delicious they were. I fixed a spinach-artichoke dip and served it with pretzel rods and tortilla chips to go along with the shrimp.
Last night, my husband got creative with the grill. He normally does most of his cooking on the patio, but when the temperature gets below 35, he moves his “buns” inside.
He marinated a few skirt steaks in one of A1’s new Heavenly marinades. After he sprayed the grill with a little cooking oil, he cooked the steaks while warming up a few cans of French Onion soup. After the meat was through cooking, he placed them on sourdough bread, topped them with provolone cheese and put them in the Panini Press.
We served the sandwiches with the soup which was perfect for dipping. These were incredibly good. I have to say I made a complete and total pig out of myself.
And I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
Each of these recipes would be ideal for game day treats. They’re fast, simple, and clean up is a minimum. Best of all? They’re delicious.
A Panini Press
and/or one of George Foreman grills would make splendid Christmas gifts. You don’t have to be a frequent or accomplished cook to use them. The guys who waxed brilliant on my George Foreman grill this weekend don’t cook that often – but GF helped them achieve delicious results. A Panini Press is also ideally suited for everyone on your list. It’s about as simple to use as a pencil.
The grill pictured above is the George Foreman GRP99 Next Generation Grill w/Removable Plates N. My own George Foreman grill is a much older model (one of the first huge ones they made) – I have used it for years and it’s still going strong. That says a lot about how exceptionally made these grills are. Mine was even dropped in our last move. I thought it was history – but, like George, it can’t be knocked out that easily.