summer? really?

i am so happy that it is bbq season! my favourite dinners - braces notwithstanding - are bbq chunk of meat + salad of some sort. i have figured out a technique for keeping meat moist & cooked through as well: poach it beforehand in pineapple juice. this is a friend's technique for ribs, but it works for chicken as well, and means that chicken can be prepped ahead and then finished on the bbq in a minimal amount of time, great for weeknights.

i simmered up my chicken last night (and some ribs, for future use), and then whipped up this simple marinade:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp oregano

tasty tasty and the skin especially was excellent. yum we also had a little salad out of the contents of our organic box: romaine, red leaf lettuce, and grape tomatoes.

my son the caveman certainly enjoyed it!

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