Saturday, April 19, 2008

Grillin' stories

so I got the charcoal chimney thingy...I think it worked...

I made some fabulous grilled chicken. I marinated the chicken for a few hours in a blend of peppers, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Very nice.

And we had some corn. Grilled of course. Served with some chili lime butter.

And while we ate, the little squirrel decided to snack on a tulip. Devil! He tried to go for another, but we scared him off.
I think Mr. Squirrel is unhappy because we're tricking him out of some fresh bird seed. I read that you can add a TB of ground red pepper to a bag of seeds, shake it up, mix it up and it's enough to keep the squirrels off the far it seems to be working. Yippee. The cardinals and bluejays will be happy to have their dinner back.


Dancer in DC said...

Soooo very good. The chicken was ridiculously juicy, with a hint of spice and a great smoky overtone.

Stef said...

I know they're a menace, but your pic of Mr. Squirrel is Sooooo Cute!

Greg said...

Good squirrel tip, if you come across a tip to make pigeons disappear, please let us know.

ScottE. said...

As long as the big FLOOD isn't coming through, the pepper works...but as soon as the deluge washed the pepper away, the squirrels were back. We got a cheap bottle so, I'll be back out there tomorrow adding some cayenne to the seeds.

Jack said...

Imagine all those poor birds getting heartburn.
That ear of corn reminds me of something, I just can't think of what it is......

ScottE. said...

Supposedly the birds don't taste the pepper!

And to those interested...the marinade for the chicken:

2 sweet peppers/banana peppers (not bell)
1 jalapeno pepper
3-4 cloves garlic
handful of cilantro
juice of one lime

Drop in the food processor and whiz until well blended. Pour over chicken and let sit for at least an hour.