We have really lucked out weather wise in Chicago this year – I can’t even remember the last time its been this late into winter without a measureable snow!  Tony probably thinks I just jinxed it by saying that out loud. 😀

Seriously though, with a gas grill you can basically grill all year long.  It takes just a few minutes to get up to temperature and our front porch light is usually enough to see what I am doing.

I decided to make steak and chicken kabobs, then put them on a pita with tzatziki sauce.  The meat was really flavorful, even only marinating for a couple hours – next time I will definitely marinate these overnight.

Kabob Marinade

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, dried
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, dried
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • cracked pepper
  • pinch of salt

I divided the above mixture into two bowls – I had 2 chicken breasts and 2 steaks and marinated the meat separately.

If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes, preferrably more, otherwise they will burn on the grill.

Best part though?  Leftovers!

Hannah and I ended up going to the gym yesterday – we ended up swimming for 45 minutes and then hitting the hot tub.  As deluxe as our gym is, I think we are going to switch gyms.  There is a new Charter Fitness that opened up near our house – only $1 to sign up and $10 a month per person.  Let’s just say I’ll pay less all year with that membership vs. the monthly fee at the deluxe gym!

While we will miss the pool and gym, it just makes sense.  Do you have to have a gym that has a pool?

Can’t believe I have to go to work today – although I shouldn’t complain having a 3 day work week this week. 😀

I have a broccoli and bacon quiche in the oven, you’ll have to stop by tomorrow for the recipe.  Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!  Make it a great day!