Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pinned It Tried It - 4th of July Dinner

Even though the boys were in charge of the hamburger and hotdogs, I finished the 4th of July meal with some of the best blogger recipes for grilling.

One pan was cooked regularly with no seasoning, and used to top hamburgers as well as the corn-on-the-cob.  The second pan was topped with brown sugar and fresh cracked black pepper.  It disappeared so quickly I had to make a second pan before dinner started!

Source:  Martha Stewart

The corn and husks were soaked in water for about an hour, rather than 10 minutes.  With all the other items on the grill, they stayed on for over an hour.  It turned out to be very sweet corn.  Delicious.  I ended up using the cheddar and bacon topping.

I didn't need any modifications for this recipe.  Some loved that it retained that smokey flavor from the grill, some didn't.

Source:  Lil Luna

There was more asparagus than appetites, so for the remaining asparagus, I made my own recipe.  (I'm not big on measurements.)

After the asparagus was washed and stems cut, I placed the bunch on a sheet of aluminum foil.

Drizzle the asparagus with sesame seed oil and sesame seeds, to your liking.  Toss the asparagus so the sesame seed oil is distributed throughout.

Finish with red pepper flakes.

Wrap the foil, and fold the ends together.  Grill to your liking.

This asparagus is much more tender than asparagus put straight on the grill, and doesn't have the smokey flavor.  The brood that didn't like the bacon wrapped asparagus, loved this recipe.

I modified the grilled pineapple recipe by dredging the pineapple slices in the brown sugar and butter before grilling, and drizzling the remaining sauce afterwards.  It was a hit.

Source:  Oh Sweet Basil

I modified the banana boat recipe by crushing the graham cracks and surrounding the banana, as well as topping it off, with the dust.  This was already requested to be made again at the next family cookout.

Source:  Tablespoon

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