Cook While You Spin • 5 : Get Grilling

by Terri Peña

Summertime And The Spinning Is Easy.

Nothing like a warm sunny day to make me want to take my wheel out to the deck and spin for a while.  Something about spinning outside makes me relaxed and happy and grateful.  Let’s stay outside and fire up the grill for dinner.

Grilling is a great way to fix dinner without a lot of fuss.

  • Thinly sliced meats and tofu require a hot grill and cook quickly.
  • Cooking outside means the house stays cooler.
  • The marinade and sauce can be made with a single recipe, so you only have to measure things once.
  • If you can get someone else to light the grill for you, you can sneak in a few more rows of knitting.

While teriyaki has been around since 1603, the Weber Kettle Grill, the one we all know and love and probably have in our backyards, wasn’t invented until 1951.  The inventor, George Stephen was looking for a better way to cook in his own backyard.   It is hard to believe that such an icon has been around for such a short period of time.  I wonder if Mrs. Stephen was (is) a knitter?

Recipes:

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (or Tofu*) and Pineapple Rings

Teriyaki Sauce

Grilled Pineapples