I'm usually not one for doing recipe type blogs and I really don't even like reading recipe type blogs. But this is more about using a new cooking tool for taking camping or around the house.
In my last blog, I mentioned about picking up a new propane Blackstone Griddle. We bought the 17 inch size because we want it small enough to take camping. It's good enough for the two of us to create a meal or we could sneak on enough for four people or more if we needed to.
We decided after just frying up a couple burgers, now to try to make one of our absolutely favorite meals. This meal is made completely with items that are purchased at Aldi. We love that store!
We gathered up:
- can of Aldi's sliced potatoes,
- half of an Aldi's Parkview kielbasa sausage, sliced on an angle,
- half a bag of Prince Edward Medley frozen veggies which are comprised of carrots, green beans and yellow beans
- a clump of fresh asparagus
- a valdelia onion
- and some chopped garlic for flavor
I grabbed a couple pats of butter that are on the tray in the pic below, but I decided to not use them. We really didn't need a lot of oil to cook on the griddle and the butter wasn't necessary at all.
I gathered everything up on the tray skillfully made by our dear friends Rodger and Lila Thode of Washington. It's such a nice big sturdy tray and can carry everything from the kitchen out to the back patio where Steve set up the griddle.
Yesterday we had TWO graduations to attend!
The first one was for our grandson Clayton. He was graduating from the Elementary School 4th grade and will be moving on up to the Middle School next year. They had been given a tour of the middle school so they would know where they are going next year and ease a little of the apprehension that comes with starting something different. They will be changing classes instead of being in one set classroom like when they were in the elementary school. So it's a time of change for him.
They had a special celebration for the 4th graders held out at a beautiful little city park just south of town. All of the students were given a special surprise of a t-shirt from the school and they were all given permanent markers to sign each other's shirts. Can you imagine this many 4th graders running around with permanent markers? ACK!
Our butts were sore from all the sitting all day long and it was good to get home and pop into our jammies for the evening.
Boy oh boy, do we feel old. I thought these grandchildren were still babies?