Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Planting day in May with an evening barbecue

Yesterday was a perfect sunny May day with a temperature of 82 degrees. My husband and I went and bought veggie plants for the raised beds and flowers for the pots in front of the house.  We stayed outside in the yard all day planting and soaking up the sunshine. I always enjoy planting day!

Since it was such a gorgeous evening we decided to make shrimp kabobs with mushrooms, peppers, onions, and of course shrimp rubbed with BBQ Rub.  We grilled the kabobs, put them over lettuce and then drizzled Lime Honey Dressing over the top.  Yummy....delicious.  Perfect ending to a great summer day. 

*Now that BBQ weather is here I made a big batch of my BBQ Rub and stored it in a container to use as a rub for chicken, pork, and steak. It's made with spices that are very anti-inflammatory and tastes amazing. 

1/2 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Combine all ingredients until smooth


  1. I made a similar 'dressing' to brush on our bbq chicken tonight .. but substituted real maple syrup and added fresh garlic. Very yummy. Maybe we need to get together ..soon :)

    1. That sounds like a yummy idea. I will have to try it next time. Yes! Let's get together. Maybe a coffee date at my house one morning?

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    1. I first had that dressing at Chili's on their Caribbean Salad. If you ever go there, try's delicious!

  3. Wow! This looks really yummy. I think I am going to have to give it a try this summer. I am glad you are doing well. For me, being out in the sun does wonders.