Holy Shish! Kebab...great dinner idea!


Bolstered from your prayers and good wishes I am hammering forward with a taped up toe and a new attitude. I cannot be mad for long, or sorry for myself. I hate feeling that way and I had to give in for a little while but that's long enough!
Thanks for letting me vent, and being so unbelievably supportive.


Hubby and I made Shish Kebabs the other night. Shish Kebabs you say? Yes darling, Shish Kebabs. When's the last time you tried them? They are amazing and for us it had been awhile. It dawned on me that this was a new (yet old!) fun way to eat healthy grilled veggies and meat.

We did chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomato, red onion, peppers and white onion. YUM! They were amazing and all hubby did was salt and pepper a little. Serve it with Couscous and you've got yourself a meal!

Here's some back history for you nerdy types!

The term shish kebab comes from Turkish words literally meaning "skewer" and "roast meat," and it is a signature Turkish meal. Kebabs were a natural solution for nomadic tribes.

Today, shish kebabs have expanded into most cultures in some form or another. Oriental cultures have satay, which is roasted skewered meats served with a dipping sauce usually made with peanuts.

Japan has yakitori, which is grilled skewered fowl. In France, they are called brochettes, meaning "skewer."

Didn't know kebabs were so fancy and fabulous didja? Make some tonight!

8 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! I love shish kebabs and haven't had them in forever. Thanks for a great idea!!

I am glad you are feeling better today. I am praying for you.

Have a nice week!

Stylinmama said...

Mmm, I love me some Kebabs. I like to marinate the meat (why does that sound dirty?) in something to tenderize it. I could eat an entire skewer of mushrooms! Thanks for the history lesson.

Kate said...

Ooh! I love shish kebabs & we haven't done them since last summer! Will have to do some next week. One of my favorite things to add in there is some fresh pineapple!! Especially good if you are doing a asian/polynesian type marinade.

Hillary and Russell Jordan said...

What a coincidence that you posted about shish kabobs since I made them for dinner on Monday night! It had been a long while since we had made these. I guess "fabulous" minds think alike :)

Cindy said...

How funny--we had kabobs last night too! No vegetables on ours (I always get cross that the meat and vegetables don't cook at the same rate), just chicken. There's something fun about food on a stick!

Your story in your last post is amazing! Thank goodness you stuck to your guns. You're clearly his hero as well.

Mom x 2 said...

We had shish kebabs on Monday night! I try to make a veggie meal at least 1x a week so I marinated baby portobellos, zucchini, yellow squash and red onion in Italian dressing for about an hour, then made the kebabs and grilled them about 4 mins per side. I served them with brown rice and a green salad.

Glad you're feeling better!

kenady said...

Thanks for the meal idea! I had not thought of that and it may be something the kids will enjoy:) Glad you are doing better today.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Glad you're feeling a little better. We all have those moments.

I'm a HUGE kabob fan. I love grilling and make them quite frequently. When I lived in AZ it was a 2-3 times a week thing, crazy! Grilling by the pool, gotta love it. I do mostly the chicken and I love doing it in the many different varieties- Jerk, BBQ, Satay, Teriyaki, Pili Pili, etc. The best kabob I've had to date was in Spain and it had the most amazing dipping sauce- cream, brandy and mushroom! Yum!