I love simple things.  Ok, so I also like really complicated things, but I want them to be about chemistry and philosophy, not cooking.  While my parents were in town two very important things happened (other than the obvious wonderful time together): The girls beat the boys in trivial pursuit (ok, ok…so the second round, not so much) and we ate skewers.

Always great for a party, you can make them up the night before and send your husband to man the grill the next day.  If you don’t have a grilling husband, you can always pull a few friends/family members outside to socialize with you.


chicken, cut into chunks
beef, cut into chunks
various bell peppers
red onion
your favorite teriyaki sauce
bamboo or metal skewers

Load the meat, veggies, and fruit onto the skewers, alternating the items as you go.  Place them in a shallow dish (like a 9×13) and pour the teriyaki over them to marinate.*  When you’re ready to cook, heat your grill and cook for about 7-10 min, flip over, and cook for another 10-12 min, or until done.

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*If you want some extra spice, add some crushed red pepper to the marinade.