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I hate winter. Most of it anyway. The first month is usually bearable. While it may be true that “it’s all my fault” that we live in Indiana, and I forced Brent to leave perfect, perpetually 72 degree weather in Los Angeles, I think the first month of spring after a particularly brutal winter usually makes up for it. There is no way I appreciated the sun living in LA as much as I have the past two weeks in Indiana.

In my pursuit of sunny, springy weather, I spent as much time as possible outside this weekend. That included making and eating Sunday’s dinner on the front porch. Brent’s not a huge fan of grilling (he claims it’s too much work for dinner for two) and he dislikes eating outside, but I disagree on both accounts and I got my way yesterday. Like Mara, I appreciate that grilled food is super simple to prepare.

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Last night’s dinner was a combo of sweet potatoes, squash and salmon for me (steak for Brent). The sweet potatoes were rubbed with a mix of canola oil, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, and salt. The squash got pretty much the same treatment. My salmon was marinated in a combination of sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sriracha for about 30 minutes. Seafood is so tricky on the grill. I need to get one of those grill baskets or whatever they’re called. It only stuck a little bit this time though. It made for a delicious and colorful al fresco dinner.

hpim3275Off to deal with a Micro final, study for my Physio final tomorrow and write a final paper for Wednesday. I’m almost done with the semester! 🙂 I’m starting to really look forward to the summer!

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  1. I feel so special! You linked to me! Thanks 🙂 and your salmon?? looks amazing!!!

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  2. That dinner looks perfect! I’m with you – even if grilling is a lot of work, the deliciousness more than makes up for it.

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  3. Grille veggies are always winners!! Those look delicious! Good luck with your finals 🙂

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  4. I like the tufts of grass up at the top. nice touch.

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  5. I could eat grilled food all summer long. So sad that I don’t have a girll.

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  6. Good luck this week on all of your finals. If you like How I met your mother I have all the seasons up to this season. You can borrow them if you like. The grilling looks great.

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  7. Hope all goes well with your finals! And mmm grilled food yum!

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  8. i love the grill marks on those veggies!

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  9. I just noticed you changed the layout. A new look is always nice. 🙂 I love the smell of grilling the spring. It was pungent in the air yesterday when I took the dog out for a walk and it made me wish I had a grill of my very own. I love to do turkey burgers stuffed with cheese in the middle. Mmmm.

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  10. I wish I had some sun to be thankful for but it’s been rainy for almost a week now!
    Your bbq looks delicious!

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  11. I adore grilled food, but never do it myself.
    http://www.seejessrun.com

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