Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Special Treat

Johnnycakes and I were treated to a special dinner tonight. Our neighbor Dave, who enjoys cooking as much as we do, made us delicious beef shish kabobs on our new grill. We're always swopping recipes and cooking together. Last night when we were christening the new Weber grill, Dave started to formulate a plan for tonight's dinner.

I didn't even make it in the house this evening with work before Dave and Johnnycakes greeted me out front with a bag of marinating beef cubes and chopped peppers and onions.

Dave explained that he soaked the skewers in water overnight to prevent them from burning. He marinated the beef cubes in an A-1 sauce. I'm not really sure what the flavor was but it was super peppery. He assembled the beef and vegetable cubes and he and Johnnycakes grilled them up in the backyard. I also made some brown rice in the rice cooker.

Since we don't have any lawn furniture yet, we made a makeshift table and chair set in true South Baltimore fashion. It didn't match but we were in paradise. The skewers were tender and delicious. Soy sauce was the perfect complement to the brown rice. It added a salty flavor to the plain rice.

It was simple but we were in pure paradise. Cheers Dave!

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