So full disclosure, I haven’t always loved grilling. I LOVE eating delicious grilled food and a BBQ doesn’t intimate me but I usually try and pass it off to one of the males that I invite over as a guest. I know, I’m horrible but they usually don’t seem to mind.
After chatting with some girlfriends (while the guys were grilling) I realized that so many of my gal pals were intimated or clueless when it came to the grill. That’s when I decided that we were all going to man-up and get grilling. I hosted an intimate ladies-only casual BBQ and put together a menu that was completely prepared on the grill. We all took turns grilling and ‘ohh’ing and ‘ahh’ing at each other’s stellar grilling skills. By the end of the evening I considered us all Grill Masters. Let me introduce you to the team:
And there was also Marcy, who’s lovely backyard we were in who was a little camera shy.
I stuck with a simple menu of easy grilling recipes perfect for a rookie. I’m happy to say it was all delicious and no one burned their eyebrows off. Good food was eaten, grill tips were exchanged, and the gossip and wine were flowing. Our wine of choice for the eve was my favourite Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay by Kendall-Jackson. I think I’ve converted all my friends into lovers, you should try it!
Here was our menu. Click on the image to take you to the recipe over on the Kendall-Jackson blog .
Grilled Shrimp & Garlic Bread with Basil Infused Dipping Sauce
Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice-Cream
When we were done, we sat back and admired our delish grilled dishes. Pretty damn good for a bunch of bra-wearing rookies! If you’re feeling like getting a little more friendly with your grill, visit the Kendall Jackson Blog to see some simple grilling tips I put together. You’ll be flipping homemade burgers before you know it.