Guys, yesterday was the first day of fall! That doesn’t just mean that we have the best days of the year ahead of us filled with hot delicious drinks, pumpkin festivals, corn mazes, Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), soups & stews and all other manner of resplendent autumn offerings – it means we need to grill while we still have the time!
Over here in California, fall is really just an idea, an imaginary season we will into being through a positive attitude and the wearing of boots. We’ve barely left our pool days behind us, and I’m sure we will have many more flip flop and tank top days ahead before this year is up. So, I’m going to keep that grill going. I’ve included two grilling recipes on this list, but you can adapt them to indoor cooking if you really want to. Let me know if you need any tips with that! And let me know what you think of the recipes I’ve chosen! Are they too complicated or time consuming for you? Do they fit right in with your evening? Either way, I’d love to hear about it.
If you have any questions, please just ask away. I do this completely for you guys and I’m dying to hear what you all think.
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*NOTE – All shopping list ingredients will be for serving TWO-FOUR people, depending on how much you eat, no matter how many the recipe says it serves.
Sunday – Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops & Pineapple Rings and Grilled Eggplant with Mustard Vinaigrette & Micro Greens
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Note: 1) I added scallions to this meal. Just grill up a couple bunches while you’re cooking everything else, and you’ll have a nice oniony bite to go with all the other deliciousness. 2) One recipe calls for Rice Vinegar and the other calls for White Wine Vinegar. You can use one type of vinegar for both recipes instead of getting two, and you can also substitute Rice Wine Vinegar in place of either kind the recipes call for. 3) You can substitute arugula in place of the micro greens.
Monday – Chicken Fajita Pasta
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Note: This recipe calls for penne pasta, but you can substitute whatever small pasta you like – shells, elbow macaroni, rotini, orecchiette…
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Note: 1) If you don’t like things spicy, leave out the red pepper flakes and jalapenos. 2) I would definitely serve this with some white or brown rice.
Wednesday – Easy Tin Foil Sausage and Veggies
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Note: This is a grilling recipe, but there is an option to make this in the oven! Look for it on the recipe link at the end of the instructions.
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Note: 1) Lemongrass stalks can be found in most any grocery store in the produce section next to the ginger root. They are long and woody looking. However, if you don’t want to use lemongrass, just omit it from the rice recipe. Or make plain rice instead. 2) Fish sauce is not a normal ingredient, so if you don’t want to buy it just for one recipe, leave it out. It does add a special flavor you can’t duplicate with other ingredients, but this recipe is still delish without it. 3) As always, omit spicy ingredients if you don’t like spicy food. 4) If you’ve never bought fresh ginger before, you will find it on the cool shelves of the produce section. You can break off any amount you need from the large roots that will be there.
Friday – Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet
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Saturday – Day off! Eat out or order in.
In case you missed them, here are all the downloadable shopping lists again:
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