Simple Backyard Barbecue

You know, I keep thinking that when I barbecue it has to be a kind of big thing.


That I have to go to the store and pick out a real nice cut of meat, throw in some corn on the cob, get some cobbler cooking in the Dutch oven, and bake some rolls in my smoker (no wood chips, just adds a light smoke flavor to the rolls). This does not always have to be the case.


Last night my wife quickly picked up a less expensive package of meat at the store on her way home. We got them grilling right away and just used some garlic salt and pepper for seasoning. Usually I like to marinate the steak for a few hours, but decided against the extra work. She also quickly cut up some zucchini, red peppers, and sweet onions and placed them on kabob sticks. All we did was add a little salt and pepper to the vegi-kabobs and place them on the grill as well.


Surprisingly, this simple meal has been the best one so far this week. The vegis where crisp with a nicely grilled taste. The meat was excellent as well. I almost forget that dinner doesn’t have to be a huge production to be good. We had everything done fast and used the extra time to take an evening walk down a tree covered trail that runs past our neighborhood. It turned out to be a very enjoyable evening that helped to recharge the batteries and help me make it through the last few days of the week.