Tuesday, August 25, 2015

a New Way of Cookin'

Hello Friends! Here we are in the last week of summer. Some kids are already heading back to school. Seems as we get older the time goes faster and faster. But I must confess we are entering my favor season of all... Fall!

To close out our summer the Hubby and I splurged on a new grill. A Traeger Wood Pellet Grill to be exact. It is a grill, BBQ, smoker, and a wood-fired convection oven all-in-one. 

What I love is the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill is simple and safe to operate. When it is turned on, the igniter rod is activated, the auger begins to feed pellets into the firepot, and the draft induction fan feeds air into the firepot. The igniter rod glows red hot for the first four minutes of operation - just long enough to ignite the pellets in the firepot. Then you set the thermostat, let it preheat, and you are ready to go. No more worries about propane.

We could not wait to start cooking. I used it to make my fried eggplant, without the frying.

Before I started the grill I lined the grill plate with aluminum foil. It took me longer to cut and bread the eggplant than it took the Traeger to heat up. Before I new it we were smoking. Our grill came with mesquite and hickory pellets, I used mesquite pellets. (we got ours through QVC - through the end of August it is the best deal around)

Don't they look so perfect and golden brown. And the taste, oh my what flavor, just a hint of the smoky mesquite.

Just look at these beauties...

Our first official dinner we made on the Traeger was BBQ Chicken with some veggies. I used boneless chicken breast and slathered them with BBQ the last 10 minutes. I combined potatoes and onions with olive oil, salt, parsley and garlic. And finally some green beans drizzled with a little olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary.

Look at this masterpiece...

Is your mouth watering? Mine is just thinking about how good this was. It was so easy, no flare ups, supper great flavor, and the chicken was juicy.

I can not wait to create more delicious meals on our new grill!

What is your favorite dish to grill?

Have great week,

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