Throw It On The Grill!

This weekend we’ll be having people over for a BBQ. I wasn’t sure what to make – we always have hot dogs, hamburgers, some chicken, and oftentimes ribs or other meat.

But this time I wanted something different. There are so many different things you can grill. As my husband always says regarding any type of food, “Just throw it on the grill!”

So I did some research and found a ton of unusual things to grill. Here’s just a small sampling.

According to

  • Bananas (Slice firm bananas in half lengthwise, lightly coat with oil, then place on hot grates for a minute before serving over ice cream.)
  • Watermelon
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Brie (Place the cold cheese on indirect medium heat with the grill open for a 10 count, turning to create grill marks. Flip and mark the other side then serve with a baguette, which you can also slice and toast on the grill.)
  • Quesadillas
  • Frozen pizza

According to

  • Cake (pound cake, that is)
  • Bread
  • Cocktails (grilling the herbs — such as mint, lavender, citrusy bergamot — for a few seconds coaxes out the herb’s floral qualities. Then just add it to your drink!)

What are some unusual things you throw on the grill? Let me know!

Whatever you may have at your next BBQ – from meat to paper goods and everything in between – don’t forget to record all these purchases.

Have a great weekend everybody!

20 thoughts on “Throw It On The Grill!”

  1. I just love German knockwurst! Had them when I was in Germany as a kid. Add some spicy German mustard and German sauerkraut! Oh my gosh that is so good!

  2. When I was a kid, my dad used to put sliced Bacon on the grill. We had a charcoal grill & it served 2 purposes: First, to add flavor from the bacon grease dripping on the coals then burning off, & second, to give the kids something to snack on until everything else was ready. As an adult, I still love bacon cooked this way…but learned something the hard way at a church social: it makes a lot of smoke & mess using a gas grill, so it probably shouldn’t be done this way!!

  3. When I was a girl scout (ages ago) we would go camping and do the one meal foil wrap. Take a sheet of foil & put onions, can potatoes, carrots & some form of meat like chicken or something else. Drizzle a little oil inside & season with whatever you like & wrap them up & place on grill. I still do this now but back then it seemed to taste better since we would put them directly on the charcoal. There’s also nothing like corn on the cob on a grill.

  4. Last week when the temperatures and humidity were high, I felt like eating light. I threw together a pizza with Pillsbury pizza dough, Bertolli Italian Sausage (garlic and Romano) tomato sauce, Sargento mozzarella cheese, barbecued sweet Italian sausage, and diced peppers. I cooked it on the grill and it turned out to be an easy, delicious meal.

  5. I like to soak pineapple slices and peach halves in rum then put on the grill with some brown sugar. Then to with whipped cream

  6. A big Boston butt rubbed down with our special blend! Low and slow all day and dinner melts in your mouth!! Mmmm

  7. Hi, I’m curious about grilling Watermelon. I’ve never heard of doing that. Can you tell me how to do it? Thank You Very Much

  8. I guess I would have to say, that we, as a family, do not necessarily Grill unusual foods. The one item I would pick that may be a bit unusual for some to throw on the grill are cuts of thick & Juicy pineapple. Yummy

  9. Fruit: peaches and pineapple mostly.
    I can’t think of one meat that I don’t grill.
    Veggies: just about any fresh vegetable from our garden can be grilled with just a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and spices.
    I love not having to heat up a kitchen or dirtying a pot or pan.

  10. Grilled Peaches. A Heaven in My Mouth Dessert. Slice a peach in half. Remove the out. Put 1/2 T butter, 1/2 T of brown sugar in the center. Sit on medium heat Grill- skin side down. When the buyer is melted and the brown sugar has dissolved , remove from Grill and top with small scoop of vanilla ice.

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