suppertime, suppertime…

Over the weekend my partner in crime/friend Nicole gave us, yes, gave us (thank you, you crazy girl!), a barely worn patio set that we are quite in love with. For dinner last night I boiled up some fresh local corn on the cob and DH perfectly grilled some boneless pork chops, with our favorite bbq sauce. Sometimes the simplest dinners are the best, especially when they’re al fresco.

The boy certainly thinks so:

And George only wishes he was people too:

You should have seen him dart out of the woods when he caught wind of this. Poor George, his little sniffer was working overtime and I felt bad for him, right up until the boy “accidentally dropped” two pieces of pork on the ground. George is kinda happy now. So are we.

Bonus cooking tip: All you need to perfectly marinate your meat for the grill is some white vinegar. I put all the pork in a gallon size baggie with about a cup or less of vinegar and stashed it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. You can still baste with your bbq sauce during the cooking process, but marinating in it ahead of time just wastes it. White vinegar is super cheap but will make your chicken or pork very tasty!


8 Responses to “suppertime, suppertime…”

  1. Nicole on August 5th, 2008 7:33 am

    i am so happy…

  2. Krista on August 5th, 2008 7:56 am

    Ooh, your yard is so huge and pretty! And great tip about the vinegar, thanks!

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  3. pgoodness on August 5th, 2008 7:57 am

    look yummy! Do you ever grill your corn on the cob??

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  4. Mary Beth on August 5th, 2008 8:14 am

    We had grilled pork chops yesterday too – marinated in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I just let it sit for about 5, 10 minutes while the grill heated and then set ’em on fire. They were so yummy!

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  5. margaret on August 5th, 2008 11:54 am

    Wow, that’s a great friend you have there! We love eating outside.

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  6. we_be_toys on August 5th, 2008 10:27 pm

    Yeah man, vinegar makes barbeque GOOOOOD! I’m very glad George’s hard work modeling/mooching paid off (I’m a soft touch).
    We totally have the same patio table! And it was given to us as well!
    (cue Twilight Zone music)

  7. Lesley on August 6th, 2008 7:42 am

    Good tip… I’ll try the vinegar next next time we’re thinking of firing up the grill. Love the picture of George.

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  8. At Home Redesigns on August 6th, 2008 9:24 pm

    Great tip. And I agree, there’s nothing better than eating outside.

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