"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!


Marinades for Grilling: Healthy Eating

Here are some outstanding marinades and rubs that have been posted on my foodie friday party. Check these out and more on my Pinterest page. Remember with marinades don't over do it. Only red meat can usually tolerate being left in a marinade sauce too long.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce

7 Recipes to Marinade Fish

Mustard Rubbed Smokey Grilled Chuck 'n' Chuck

Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Corn on the Cob and  Garlicky Broccoli

Meatless Monday: Black Bean Burger with Salad

Tuesday: Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut and Baked Beans

Wednesday: Zucchini in an Olive Oil Sauce over Pasta, Smores Pizza

Thursday: Road Food

Saturday: Crab Cakes from leftover stuffing with Buttery Spinach and Brown Rice

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  1. Good Morning Diane,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce, I am honored. I am so happy that you liked this recipe I had so much fun developing it. Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thanks for the feature! I'm so glad you loved the tenderloin!

  3. These marinades look really great! Thanks for sharing them. Hope you're having a great day!

  4. Thank you, Diane, for the Comment you left for Lauri on the August Recipe link. I, too, left a Comment.

    And, thanks for the marinade collection. It's nice to have them all in one "basket".

  5. Hello, I'm stopping by from Organizing Junkie today.
    You have some wonderful meals planned this week.
    Thanks for the tip about not over-marinading.
    The humidity has arrived in Las Vegas. It has me wishing for our dry hot days.
    Enjoy your week!

    1. Hard to grill outside when it is humid. I sister lived in Vegas for a time... she said the heat can get unbelievable.

  6. The key west chicken skewers are very good!

    1. You tried them... I think I remember them on your menu plan.

  7. Great ideas here. I need to marinate more. I always seem to forget....

  8. Hi Diane, thanks for your comment on my coronation chicken. We have access to quite a number of hot chilli jams (mostly artisanal) - this is the url for a recipe for it by Annabel Langbein: http://www.annabel-langbein.com/cooking/recipes/recipe/?id=286

    Have a great day.

    1. Thanks so much, I'm glad to learn about an new ingredient.

  9. Great finds this week! That grilled pork is calling my name....

    1. Tell me about it. And I always forget to grill pork.


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