Thursday, August 11, 2022

I Like Thursday # 149 ~ The Taste of Summer


The Taste of Summer

A toasted tortilla with  home grilled chicken and 

homegrown veggies.

Add homemade lemonade and fresh cut watermelon 

(sorry ... not shown ... I ate it all before I realized I did not get a photo.)

It was yummy! 

A simple and easy lunch at its best. 

Our summer lunches during the week are made 
from the weekend grilling by my Mr. Scrapatch. 

It may be chicken breasts, beef brisket, pork loin, even fish fillets,

whatever looked good at the butcher shop or fresh fish shop.

It is all good.  

For our summer grilling, I make a salt-free rub that is kept in a jar that my hubby reaches for whatever meat he is grilling.  He rubs this on meat that he has patted dry and grills. 

It also gets added to veggie packets of whatever summer garden vegetables like summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, scallions with onions, baby potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, mushrooms ... whatever we have on on hand. 

It even sometimes gets sprinkled on grilled corn with feta cheese.

This seasoning is our taste of summer ... and there is no actual recipe.

When the jar is near empty I make another batch.

Here is approximately what is in the jar:

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 or 3 tablespoons of garlic powder and/or granules (no salt)

2-3 tablespoons of onion powder (again, no salt)

1 tablespoon of mustard powder

1 or 2 tablespoons of paprika

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

fresh ground pepper

That is the base "recipe."

Then I add in a half teaspoon to a teaspoon seasonings 

like tumeric, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, red pepper flakes

 and about a half-teaspoon of nutmeg. 

I have even been known to add a bit of espresso powder. 

Mr. Scrapatch does not like it too spicy.  

I probably add a touch more spice than he realizes.

I make to taste every time and it always tastes yummy.

Linking up today with my blogging friends for

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color 

May you have a Happy Thursday! 


PaintedThread said...

That grilling rub looks really good.

Christine said...

Like the sound of that rub, sweet and spicy
Thanks for sharing the recipe

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love some leftover grilled meat in a tortilla for lunch - yours looks yummy, Pat! Thanks for the grilling rub recipe, too!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe of yours. Surprisingly I don't find the professsionals that great often. So I will give yours a try, Pat.

Susie H said...

Yummy! It's a great time of year for wholesome, delicious meals. Grilling is perfect and the fresh veggies the perfect addition.