I had planned to cook a great dinner for my sister – Erin’s Summertime Kabobs. I had everything all set…
I should have known things were going downhill when she told me the string beans were really tough. Luckily, I had zucchini in the fridge, so I popped those in the microwave in a Zip n’ Steam bag.
I was cleaning up a bit, and then I went outside to check on the kabobs. When I opened the grill, I was greeted with this sight:
I was able to salvage most of the chicken sausages, which I will have later in the week with the rest of the veggies that were left over. And when I cook those, believe me, I’ll watch the grill carefully.
But what about my sister? She has a broken foot, is feeling sick, and was expecting dinner at my house. This is when I’m glad I shop ahead and have alternatives.
I pulled out some pork chops, put them in a Ziplock with some Chaka’s MMM Sauce to quickly marinate, and popped them on the grill. Luckily, the couscous and zucchini were still good. In fact, they were delicious.
If you didn’t know any better, this meal looks like it was planned, right? It’s actually a bit more complicated than the original meal.
The meal was very good, and my sister liked it. I’m so grateful that she’s flexible and likes as many foods as I do. I’m also really glad that this didn’t happen when I was having other people over. If I had just one more person, I wouldn’t have had enough for the three of us to eat the same thing. Can you imagine how embarrassing that would have been?
The lesson here?
- Watch the grill, especially when the food has olive oil on it.
- Be prepared. It was great that I had other food in the fridge.
- Be flexible. I kept my calm and quickly prepared the second dinner.