Having family over is always fun. This time in particular was ultra-special.
We had my whole side of the family over (well, minus Mern & Phil, Paul, Beck & Cade). For Casey, Mandi & the kiddos, it was their first time to see Matt & I's house. It's so crazy how grown-up you feel when you host a dinner party at your own house. I love it. So, once the dogs started chasing the kids around the back yard, Matt fired up the grill. We wanted to keep it simple & kid-friendly but still healthy and delicious! So...what did we make?
Grilled Burgers, Chicken & Seasoned Fresh Corn w/ Homemade Coleslaw
Crowd pleaser much?
Here's what you'll need:
Desired amount of lean ground beef chuck or ground sirloin (80/20 or 93/7)
Heat your grill to high
Place burger patties onto grill, cover and grill until medium-well to well
Desired amount of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbs. Kroger Chicken Seasoning (We use these ALL THE TIME)
Place seasoned chicken onto gril, cover and flip once
Grill until chicken reaches AT LEAST 165*
Desired amount of fresh yellow corn, shucked
1/4 Cup butter or SmartBalance, melted
Janes Crazy Mixed Up Salt
Freshly-ground black pepper
Place all the corn into a large mixing bowl
Brush each piece with melted butter
Sprinkle generously with seasonings
Place corn onto grill, cover and grill until corn starts to char slightly-- about 5-8
Homemade Coleslaw (Thanks to my mom!)
1/4 Head green cabbage, sliced or coarsly grated
1/4 Head red cabbage, sliced or coarsly grated
1/8 Red onion, sliced or coarsly grated
1 1/2 Cups matchstick carrots, or 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 Heaping Tbs. Splenda
1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. lite mayonaise
1 Tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl
In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and pour over veggies
Mix together and taste-- add Splenda or vinegar as needed
Burger Toppings (what we used, but obviously you use whatever you want!)
Provolon cheese, sharp cheddar cheese (we always use deli-thin sliced cheeses, they are just enough and only have about 60 calories per slice)
Red onion, romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, ketchup, mustard (for everyone but Matt & I...if you know us, you know we don't do mustard, or mayo for that matter), lite mayo.
I think my nephew Hudson had 2 whole burgers! It was so good. Matt did basically everything...so awesome.
We can't wait for our next family dinner, and hopefully it will be with all 17 of us!