Wednesday, September 9, 2009

GRILLING!!!

Hope you all had a nice Wednesday. My Wednesday started out as it usually does- a mile and a half run and body pump! A busy work day was followed by taking my car into the shop and a few other errands. When I got back, Josh and I turned on our new Weber for the first time. Frank was super excited...he couldn't even stand still:

For dinner, we cooked up shrimp (marinated in olive oil, garlic, fresh lemon juice and shallots), artichokes tossed in a bit of olive oil and chili powder, my veggie mix (peppers, green beans, onion, white beans tossed in a little olive oil and chili powder), and pineapple:

Love our new baby!

Josh's dinner plate (including a grilled lemon):


And mine (I had another equal sized serving of cantaloupe after this):


FABULOUS dinner! And now we're off to take the Frankster for a walk :)
Do you guys have weekend plans already? I am going to a sort of exercise convention for the Les Mills programs. I am very excited :)

51 comments:

vegetarianontherun said...

Okay I got confused at first because it looked like Frank was standing in the snow.
Wow it's clearly a long week for me! I just discovered that my gym has the Les Mills classes--now I'm intrigued and I want to check them out! Have a super night!!

Pam said...

You are such a PROUD mama...he he!

Very nice din din!

Have fun this weekend!

We would like to go camping if we get our motorhome back from getting some frig work done!

Love Frankster....so cute!

Pam (Highway to Health) said...

I also thought Frank was standing in the snow! Love the Frank pictures!

Love the new grill! I bet you will use it all the time!

Lauren said...

I am so happy you are enjoying the new additon to your family. Weber is our baby too! We just love him and all the wonderful grilled foods he gives us. :)

I am so pumped for the weekend. Ah, it's my first 1/2 and I am filled with excitement (and nerves!)

Hope your having a wonderful week!

Jenna said...

I love Frank!

There is nothing better than grilled food. Seriously. I always forget about my grill, but I need to start using it more.

Yes to the weekend plans. Saturday I am going on a 'pedal pub' with some friends in the afternoon. Then Sunday, we are celebrating Mike's dad's b-day. Should be a fun weekend :)

Leianna said...

Sweet new grill, I can't wait to buy one, first comes a house though!
Frank looks so cute looking up like that!

Leah @ L4L said...

Weekend consists of a Birthday Dinner party and some volunteer work! And hopefully lots of sleeping. And exercise. And good eats. :-D

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I have no set plans yet! I am hoping to get some work around the house done.

K from ksgoodeats said...

Frank!! Check out that smile :) Love it!

What a great first dinner for your grill! Mmmm pineapple - it's the best!

My weekend is filled with work, work, work unfortunately. Good thing is that I like my job so I guess it's not too bad ;) Have a great evening!!

lesley living life said...

Yay for your new grill!! I'm sure you guys are going to LOVE it : )

Lizzy said...

loving this new grill!!! still loads of time to break that baby in! :) hope you had a good day! :)

Esi said...

Look at that grill!1 I have done very little grilling this summer, but hopefully I will find a new place to live very soon and I will try and get it in before the weather cools down...not that it every gets cool here actually..

Britt said...

Yay for grilling! We actually need to refill the tank for ours still.... oops.

This weekend is my hubby's b-day so we will be hanging with some friends and doing a nice dinner out together on Saturday. :)

Janetha said...

guess what? the ONLY photo that showed up in this post was the one of frank. but i am not complaining!!!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

Grilling sounds so fun! and more fun will be your weekend! :) Can't wait to see what you'll going to do there!

carolinebee said...

YUM!! i miss my grill (and mom) a lot :D I really enjoy how Josh is grilling still dressed in work attire, haha..no time to waste!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I can't wait to see all the wonderful veggies you grill up! You and Josh have such different tastes, hehe. You are a cantaloupe QUEEN. I'm a honey dew gal :)

Sweetie Pie said...

Oh wow! I'm so jealous of your new toy. Love the photo of you and your baby too. Although... it's hard to beat a photo of Frank. :-)

Danielle C. said...

How did you prepare/cook your artichokes? I love them but never know how to prepare. :(

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Your grill is a beauty! I plan to go shopping with one of my best friends.

cookinfanatic said...

I knew that grill would be put to good use! Great job on dinner :) Weekend plans include a dinner date night out and football watchin' party thus far! P.S. your dog is a-dor-a-ble!!

I Run for Fun said...

Congratulations! The grill looks awesome. Grilled shrimp looks delicious too. Hope you enjoy the convention.

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Love the new grill!! Grilling out is the best.Frank is soo cute:)

Holly said...

Your backyard looks beautiful - love the trees!!! And your grill looks pretty, too.

Soooo glad tomorrow is Thursday already! I'm ready for the start of FOOTBALL tomorrow! (And for the best team in the NFL to play Sunday). ;-)

Julie said...

look at you and your new grill baby! so fun and great addition to the fam..as long as Frank is cool with it :)

<3 grilled pineapple.

Maria said...

Yea for your new grill! Have fun this weekend. I really love Les Mills. I think I will go to a class on Friday again. Are you getting trained in a new class?
Frank is a stud:)

Lainie said...

We need a new grill SO BADLY. So jealous of yours - it looks awesome (as does your meal). For a second there, I thought your dog was standing in the snow!!! I Was like, "where in the world does she live...." Anyway, I now realize it's not snowing where you are :) Cute picture of you!!!

wholebodylove said...

Snuffy and I are having a girls' weekend since Mallard will be camping with the boys! Then, Sunday I HAVE to study for my Anatomy/Physiology exam ...ugh

burpandslurp said...

Ah! you should have grilled the pineapple...grilled pineapple is the bomb! Lovely dinner! Love grilled anything!

Chef Jeena said...

Ahhh look at Frank that cutie pie! Bbq looks fun I like the sounds of the white beans yum.

insideiamdancing said...

LOVE your grill! :D Dinner looks delicious...grilled foods taste amazing.

What is Les Mills?..

Nothing exciting happening this weekend- hanging out with family :)

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Erica, you could replace the mushrooms with diced zucchini if you like or just leave it out completely. If you use zucchini cook it with the onions and peppers.

The mushrooms don't change the flavour. Let me know if you cook it. :-)

Ada said...

Yum, there are few things in life better than fresh grilled shrimp:) I bet grilled pineapple tasted awesome as well.

This weekend my college's triathlon team begins practices, but other than that I will probably just study. I hope your exercise convention is a blast!

Dawn said...

Frank!!!!
Love the shrimp. We had shrimp this past weekend at PF Changs and it was soooooo good. I want more.
You guys have to grill outside in the winter--it's so much fun. But then again you don't get much snow so it won't be much of a journey.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Frank always makes me smile!! That's a nice grill--my mom would love it since she's the grill master of the fam :-) We have a pretty nice one too though!

Sounds like you'll have a fun weekend! I have papers to write, cleaning to do, and grocery shopping. Not that exciting, but needs to be done :-)

Krista said...

Isn't grilling the BEST? We BBQ in the winter, too!! Glad the 2 of you are enjoying it.

We're taking my sis out for a b-day dinner Friday and Sat will be DS's hockey. Other than that, we'll be chillin!

Yum Yucky said...

Woman, you could pose as an undercover teenager. Now, gimme those skrimps! (yes, "skrimps")

Therese said...

I couldn't help but just think, "Let me see your grill, your your your grill" lol!

Grilled artichokes sound awesome!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

Was the grilled lemon eaten??? Or was the juice just used on the other food?

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

yumm never had grilled artichokes before but everything looks delish! have fun at the les mills convention this weekend, i'd love to hear more about it (i miss my les mills classes at my gym at home!) this wknd i'm going to the first football game of the season but other than that--no set plans. hope you're having a great day!

HealthySDLiving said...

Aww I love the new grill! :)

teresa said...

what a nice new grill, how fun! the shrimp sounds fantastic! enjoy your weekend!

bhealthier said...

awww frankster. nice grill! you and that cantaloupe lady- I swear you are going to turn into one soon.

jk. weekend plans- future mother in laws birthday, working, and i might cancel the photographer appt.- we need to find a location still!!

Holly said...

grilling is possibly my favorite way to cook - it all looks delicious!

lilveggiepatch said...

Oh my lordy, grilled shrimp is one of my favorite things to eat EVER.

I'm running my first race this weekend!

allijag said...

Frank could be a doggie model - I just love that face so much!

Was Josh cooking in his suit pants? Too sweet! :)

(I - like everyone else - totally though Frankie poo was in the snow and i was totally thrown off) :) Happy Thursday my dear!

Shannon said...

love frank! and i am so missing my grill... dinner looks fab :)

have fun thsi weekend! sounds like fun :)

Kerstin said...

Yay for your new grill - Frank is looking cute, as usual!

health savvy shopaholic said...

frank is adorable! i mean handsome ;) hah hope you have a great weekend!!

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

Weekend plans...farmer's market, coffee and library, as always, followed by very much laundry, relaxing and movies. Maybe even catching up on the old DVR. I want to do nothing!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Erica, you are SO cute.