Hello eaters and readers, hope you’re hungry because for 10 on the 10th 07.2021 I am sharing my 10 favorite summer foods. These are all tried and true recipes coming from my kitchen, BBQ grill and Pinterest boards to you!!
10 ON THE 10TH
For last month’s 10 on the 10th posts, we answered 10 questions about summer. You can find my post, here. Continuing the seasonal theme again today. The theme for August will be kind of appropriate to back to school. I will be asking 10 questions about life-long learning. Hmmm, not real sure what I had in mind for that when I came up with my prompts back in January. Guess I have a month to try to figure it out!!
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10 on the 10th: 07.2021
Do you still Pinterest? I do!! And I use a lot of the 6,881 recipes I have pinned. Would like to invite you to follow me, here, as I am sure you will find some recipes – and other things – you’ll like among my many boards.
On the Grill
Summer is the season we grill the most. Hamburgers, bratwurst, ribs and skewers, or shish-kabobs as I have always called them. I love the easy clean up of outdoor cooking. And occasionally, if I play my cards right, PC might even do the grilling!!
My dad’s marinated roast:
One of the tastiest grilling recipes I have ever prepared is something my father used to make. It calls for a chuck or arm roast that you marinade for 24 hours. Then, before tossing it on the grill, you brush the meat with a savory homemade sauce. Finally allowing it to slow cook for 60-90 minutes over a low fire. I shared this recipe, here, in a 4th of July post several years ago.
Gouda burgers with tomato onion jam:
This is a HelloFresh recipe we have enjoyed. The gouda cheese is a change from the American or Swiss we tend to use. And the tomato onion jam is a delicious alternative to relish. I don’t even really care for tomatoes but this stuff takes burgers to a new level. Find the recipe, here.
Grilled coconut and pineapple sweet chili shrimp:
Glad to be reminded of this recipe…I have all the ingredients on hand to whip up some of these shrimp this weekend. Serve with Jasmine rice and a marinated cucumber salad. Perfect meal for a warm summer night. Be sure to soak your skewer sticks in water before using.
So easy. These have become a favorite of Francisco and Lauren’s, and little year-old Cami loves them, too. She says “num, num, num” while smacking her lips when she eats them. You rub the ribs with spices, cook them for 25 minutes in the Instapot, brush with barbecue sauce and grill just until crusty. Find the full recipe here. Francisco is on a restrictive diet right now until the doctor can figure out his tummy troubles. He can’t have soy, among other things. It is in everything!! Including BBQ sauce. Have been using this recipe for a soy-free homemade sauce.
Chipotle crusted pork tenderloin:
At the risk of sounding like a really lazy cook, here is another simple recipe for you. Even better, only five ingredients are required for this tender, spicy-sweet deliciousness. And I bet you bucks, you have them on hand. This was a big hit for our 4th of July, 2017.
One of my standard, go-to sides is baked beans. Have never measured the ingredients and don’t have a written recipe so can’t really share them with you now. But tell ya what. I will make them again real soon and take time to measure everything out so I can feature them on an overdue Tasty Tuesday post real soon. I’m nice like that.
In the meantime, hope you will try some of these other side dishes. This time of year, we are big on corn over here.
Air fryer French fries:
Just getting on the air fryer band wagon with my Dash air fryer so can’t say these fries have a long standing history as a summer favorite. But give us a minute and they will be. Soaking the potato slices for an hour, then patting them good and dry makes these fries crispier. Just drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
Mexican street corn:
Mexican street corn is a huge seasonal favorite in El Paso. Vendors sell corn in a cup or elote en taza on the street corners downtown. This recipe calls for corn on the cob but I made something similar in a cold salad version earlier this week. Make it as spicy or mild as you like by adjusting the jalapeños and ground red pepper.
Trisha Yearwood cheesy corn dip:
All I can say is this country music star can cook as well as she sings. This is a dollop of heaven on a corn chip. Perfect with hamburgers or brats. Mix it up in the morning and throw it in the oven while the meat grills. Or better yet, try this crock pot version. Either one will have the family singing your praises.
Hope you’ve saved room for dessert. Or maybe because you were worried you wouldn’t have room, you’ve decided to start here first. Now you’re talking!!
Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Brookies:
Whipped up these puppies for Father’s Day. Heavenly. Served warm with vanilla ice cream. The recipe calls for larger Reese’s peanut butter cups but I used the minis. To save calories and all. You know, Weight Watchers?? Find the recipe on my Delectable Desserts board, here.
German Chocolate Cream Pie:
Give me death by chocolate. All the chocolate. Especially milk and German. Will settle for dark in a pinch. Featured this recipe in a post last summer. I have all the ingredients to make it on hand, too. Guess we will be eating coconut shrimp and chocolate pie this weekend. Woe is me.
This pie is very sweet. As if that is a bad thing. But you might follow my suggestion of using unsweetened coconut flakes. And that will make it more Weight Watchers friendly, too!! You’re welcome.
So thankful I just happen to be wearing stretchy pants as I type up this post. I can feel them getting tighter with every recipe I shared.
Actually, though, the meat recipes are very lean and low-cal. The corn recipes call for sour cream or mayo or cream cheese for which I always sub in the low-calorie/low fat versions. The potatoes are air fried. And then there’s the dessert. Oh, well. Can’t win ’em all.
What recipes would top your list of favorite summer foods? I think salads are always good. Love my skinny chicken salad and seafood salad recipes, too. Of course, anything with sugar is good year ’round.
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Off to beddy-bye. So glad it is Friday. Looking forward to scrapbooking with my sister and floating in the pool this weekend. Thank you for making time to run by here for a visit. Hope you have something fun planned for your weekend, too. Like EATING!!
Hugs and kisses,