Grilled Delights

What’s on Your Plate? Blog Challenge

My talented blog friend, Donna of Retirement Reflections, has teamed up with Deb of Widow Badass to invite all of us to a monthly virtual dinner party. The goal is to spread meal inspirations and share dishes that we have recently enjoyed. Breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, dining in, dining out… all ideas are welcome!

I am on the beach for two glorious weeks. We usually rent a beach for a beach week, sharing food, beds, and beachy fun. Our favorite place is at Davis Park on Fire Island, a barrier beach off the south shore of Long Island. The ocean is a few steps to the south and the Great South Bay is a couple strides to the north. There is nothing much to do except sit on the beach, swim in the ocean, perhaps someone will rake up some clams, and enjoy the company. We eat well, too.

On our first night, I grilled up chicken cutlets marinaded in a Carolina mustard barbecue sauce, fresh corn, and a large mushroom cap with a puddle of balsamic vinegar, oil, and basil. My husband like to slather his corn with butter, a sprinkle of salt and squeeze of lime slice. When the corn is fresh, I am satisfied with it without the added condiments.

It was a great first night meal in the cozy beach house rental. We are looking forward to a great time with Our Everyone.

Please click over to Deb’s (The Widow Badass) and Donna’s (Retirement Reflections) blogs for their new What’s on Your Plate? Blog Challenge monthly dinner (or breakfast, lunch, or midnight snack) party. Check out the meal inspirations found there and share one of your own.

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Daily Bread is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself
Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.

“If you don’t cook with love, you have to get out of the kitchen.” Florence Messina

Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

7 thoughts

  1. Hi, Antoinette – Thank you so much for joining us again at What’s On Your Plate. I always look forward to your contribution. Your grilled supper looks amazing. I have a similar one planned for this coming weekend. Your husband has inspired me to add a squeeze of lime slice to my corn. I can’t wait to try it. Enjoy the rest of your beach days. They do sound glorious!


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