Well, hello there!

Well, hello there!
Matt & I in Costa Rica over Christmas...So beautiful there!
It's simple. Really. We're a young married couple that loves cooking together. We always try to eat healthy and, if it's simple and doesn't break the bank, we're into that, too! We hope you'll visit often and tell us what you think about what we're cooking! We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note, a suggestion or a recipe!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

grill time

After a long, and I mean LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG night of filing our tax return, we decided to grill for dinner. Around 8:30. Oh well. So, Matt fired up the grill. One steak and one piece of chicken. You can guess who had the steak :-)
This was quite possibly one of the EASIEST meals ever. That might even be an understatement. Here's what you need:

Grilled steak & Chicken


Steak (whatever cut you prefer)
Chicken breast
1 tbs. Kroger chicken grill seasoning
1 tbs. Kroger steak grill seasoning

THAT'S IT. I told you it was easy. Too easy. Scratch that, nothing's too easy when you're cooking!!!


Preheat the grill to high
Place chicken on grill first, cover and grill for 5 minutes
Turn the chicken, then place steak on grill, cover and grill for 6 minutes
turn everything once more, cover and cook for 5-6 more mins (for a medium-rare steak I believe)

Grilled corn


2 pieces fresh, shucked yellow corn
1 tsp. butter or SmartBalance
Salt & Pepper to taste


Rub butter, salt & pepper onto corn
Grill until corn starts to slightly char in small areas

Spinach, Tomato & Cucumber Salad


3 cups fresh baby spinach
2 roma tomatoes, quartered & sliced
1/2 cucumber, slightly peeled, halved & sliced
Drizzle red wine vinegar
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
Pepper to taste


Place 1 1/2 each cups spinach into 2 bowls
Add 1 roma tomato to each bowl
Add 1/4 cucumber to each bowl
Drizzle each with red wine vinegar & extra virgin olive oil
Pepper each to taste

Almost embarassingly so.

The verdict? Simple. Tasty. Healthy.
"Did you only buy two ears of corn?" Matt said, "This is ridiculous. What did you put on it?" "Uhhhhh... (blank stare)" I said, "butter, salt & pepper". "WHAAAAAAAAAT?!! This is the best corn ever! Next time buy more." Matt said.

Grill session adjourned.


  1. Every time i make corn nathaniel says, "Buy more corn!" What's with these boys and their corn? the salad sounds yummy. i'll have to make it. You should post pictures of your food too.

  2. Lol. Ah! I said the other day I wanted to start taking pics of the meals. I need to. Yum!