June 18, 2013

A Food Blogger I Am Not -- Edited with Winner!

There are times when I feel like want to be a food blogger. I make a mean mac and cheese, and I totally  rock a brisket (just ask Brian). I actually have a great name for my food blog, were I to start one. It'd be called "Crap My Kids Won't Eat."

When I cook mac and cheese or when I put together a taco salad, I can rest assured that the whole family will be happy with my meal choice. Otherwise, it's a total crap shoot whether or not they'll eat it.

We are in my favorite cooking season: Grilling Season. I love cooking outdoors--I like when Brian cooks out, but I love it better when I get to cook out the whole meal. And my favorite thing is to cook kabobs.

My kids, however, won't eat them. They don't like when the veggies touch their meat. I tried kabobbing (What? It's a word!) all the same veggies on one stick, and then they didn't like sharing, and they wanted different marinades, and they didn't like so much of one veggie on one stick. See? "Crap My Kids Won't Eat" practically writes itself, right?

I was thrilled to find these little babies in a box of grilling goodness from Westlake Ace Hardware.

I made several kabobs with to everyone's specification.

"No Worcestershire sauce for me."

"Use that good kind of Italian dressing on mine."

"I don't want squash touching my broccoli"

The truth? I marinaded all the veggies in the same thing: olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of the Apple Barbecue Rub from Westlake. No one ever knew the difference.

Everyone was happy with the meal--they even tried the cabbage, which was seasoned with the All Purpose BBQ rub.

The next day, The Daughters wanted me to make quesadillas on the grill with this fun contraption.

So, I grilled some chicken & onions, crumbled up some bacon and mixed all of it with some ranch and cheddar cheese. I spooned it between two jalapeno tortillas and grilled the quesadilla until the cheese was melted. HOLY. COW. It was good. It was SO good, and we had so much fun making it, that I forgot to take pictures of it.   Yet another reason I won't be a food blogger: I had a masterful success and no proof.

"Hi, my name is Heather and I am not the Pioneer Woman." Hi Heather!

Because I am convinced that Westlake Ace Hardware has all of our grilling desires, we are giving one of my readers a $25 gift card to Westlake Ace Hardware AND a signed copy of TMI Mom Oversharing My Life and a signed copy of Chicken Soup For The Soul: Parenthood!

All you have to do is comment before 9 PM (Oklahoma time) on Sunday, June 23 and tell me about your favorite grilled food.

You can also comment and tell me what crap you fix that your kids/hubby/spouse/significant other won't eat.

You can also comment and tell me how I'm better than Pioneer Women even though I didn't take pictures of my kick a$$ quesadillas.

That's three ways you can enter!  Comment today!!

Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Winner selected is final.

Congrats to HANNAH! Entry #8!  Email me your addy and I'll get your prize package out to you.


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