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Grilling season is coming upon us! We are so insanely excited for the chance to get outdoors and enjoy the sun after a winter that seems to never end! We’re going walking, and hiking, and biking, and swimming, and pretty much anything outside while we can get it. With only a few months of beautiful weather here each year, we know how to make the most of it!
And we decided it was high time we put together some simple and delicious ideas for outdoor grilling. Because we aren’t going to go indoors to do that. We want to be outside. Always. And as much as we love a good burger, we plan on cooking outdoors too often for that to be our only option. Our bodies simply can’t handle that many burgers. And honestly, burgers take a lot of work sometimes. We don’t like that.
So we came up with a bunch of ideas, and one of our favorites are these Philly cheesesteak skewers.
We love these skewers for many reasons. The top few are that they are, of course, delicious. But they’re also easy to make, and the ingredients can be transported to your grilling space pretty easily. And, people can make their own. So you don’t have to worry about the picky eaters amongst you (aka Levi!). Someone doesn’t like peppers (aka Katie)? No problem! They just don’t put peppers on their skewer.
We went to the deli and had them slice us some extra thick roast beef, just to make extra sure that we didn’t have to deal with thin roast beef ripping on the grill. We aren’t positive that it was necessary, but we still figure it’s better to be safe. Because it just stinks to find out after you’ve started making something that it isn’t going to work.
We also made the Philly cheesesteak skewers in our kitchen and transported them finished to be grilled, but you could easily bring the ingredients outside and have people make them at the grill. Just be sure you have wet wipes or something similar, because people will get a bit sticky from the ingredients. And when we say a bit sticky…we mean more than a bit.
We used rye bread that we had left over from making Reubens, but you could certainly use something different. The rye was delicious, though. Really delicious.
We ate these right at the counter. We had grand plans to be all fancy-like and make a full meal and sit down together…but we had to taste test. And then we kept taste testing. And these were gone before we could sit down. Such is life…
One final note; beware of the cheese when you grill them. We used mozzarella pearls so the cheese held together well, but we still watched to make sure it didn’t melt into a horrible goey mess.