Love Thursday: Love in the Grilled Pollo

I love grilled food. Any kind of meat, vegetables, even fruit…grilled pineapple anyone?

P and I don’t have a *real* grill quite yet, but our little contraption works just fine, and we’ve been using the heck out of it this summer. P, of course, is the Grill Master, while I prep anything not made over the coals like salad and bread and take care of tasks such as setting the table, keeping the wine glasses filled, etc.

I love the flow of activity on grill nights as we each perform our assigned tasks separately but in perfect concert, each contributing to the finished product little by little until we finally sit down to enjoy the feast.

There’s always such a handsome reward after all that prep, and it’s made all the better when P brings the plate of ali di pollo (chicken wings) to the table and announces:

“Guarda il cuore!”

Chicken heart on Flickr

Look at the heart!

I also love when P implores me to get the camera for a Love Thursday post.

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

P.S. No, this isn’t my official O Food Contest contribution, although it could be since pollo ends in O! What are you making? Remember you have until 28 September to get those recipes in!

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13 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Love in the Grilled Pollo”
  1. 09.17.2009

    I love that P gets as involved in your blog posts as G does in mine! And grilled food is yummy, sometimes it’s the best way to bring out a flavor.

    Absolutely; some things really just do taste better grilled 😀

  2. 09.17.2009

    so cute that he gets into the blog, even though he doesn’t read it!

    guarda il cuore indeed!!

    Yeah I bet he never imagined he’d be looking for hearts in things 😉

    .-= Kim B.´s last blog ..And One More Along the Same Lines =-.

  3. 09.17.2009

    mmmm, that looks delicious!!!

    Indeed it was, Janet 🙂

    .-= Janet´s last blog ..What Is It Wednesday #181 =-.

  4. 09.17.2009

    I, too, love just about anything that’s grilled. It looks like P has real talent with the grill! I’m actually the grillmaster here, but maybe we suffer for it?

    Loved the chicken wing heart!

    I’m happy P does the grill; I’ve never experimented with it, and I’m fine with that 😉

    .-= jen of a2eatwrite´s last blog ..What’s Cooking Wednesday: Southern Comfort Supper =-.

  5. 09.17.2009

    Beautiful! Now I’m hungry. I could go for some grilled chicken right now…even though it’s only 7:30 and I’m drinking my first coffee of the day. Still. DELICIOUS!

    Happy Love Thursday!

    Hey chicken is great protein for brekkie!

    .-= Katie in MA´s last blog ..A love remembered. =-.

  6. 09.17.2009

    That is a darn cute heart!

    Thanks! Delicious too 🙂

    .-= The Food Hunter´s last blog ..Sorrento Cheese Factory Tour =-.

  7. Mr mobility

    Nice contribution Ali Di Pollo sounds so much better than “Chicken Wings”! 🙂


    Doesn’t it? Thanks 🙂

  8. awedree

    Very sweet! I like the thought of working together in concert. Happy luv giovedi to you too!

    Thanks! Hope you had a loverly day 😀

  9. I love grilled food as well. Yum!

    Something about it that’s just so very rustic 🙂

    .-= nyc/caribbean ragazza´s last blog ..Flashback Friday – Chaka Khan – “I Know You I Live You” (live) =-.

  10. 09.19.2009

    Sign me up for that grilled “ananas!” 😀


    .-= Peter @ italyMONDO!´s last blog ..La Festa di San Gennaro =-.

  11. 09.19.2009

    I’ve got a GF grill but have to confess, I’m not terribly creative with it. Marinated chicken tenders is about my limit. Do you suggest a recipe sight? I’d like to get more variation going.

    I haven’t played around with grilling recipes either; we just normally do sausage, hot dogs, chicken…and roasted peppers of course 🙂

    .-= phd in yogurtry´s last blog monday with a bit of heaven =-.

  12. 09.20.2009

    i love grilled pineapple.

    Mmmm I can almost taste it 🙂

    .-= Esme´s last blog ..Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Giveaway =-.

  13. Mmm looks really delicious. 😀
    I can almost smell its rich aroma. ^_^

    Was delicious indeed!

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