Cleaning tip: While the George (or any indoor grill) is still hot place wet paper towels or a wet dish cloth on the bottom plate and close the top. As you eat the residual heat will steam and loosen up the burnt on bits and make it easier to clean.
Planter update: My baby has fully matured and at this point in time gives me a handful of cherry tomatoes a day, the beans are still blooming and producing and the cukes seem to be winding down. I think it could use some fertilizer... The jalapeno plant was a bust, it never did get very big and something snipped it in half a week ago. I moved one very small zucchini into the planter only because I was curious and didn't have anything to lose by transplanting it.
Thumb update: Thank you for your kind words and well wishes! I am pleased to report that after spending some time with it unbandaged and pointed at the sun it's drying out and beginning to heal! Hopefully some of the tenderness will be gone by Monday and I'll begin to feel like myself again... The only thing is, missing this huge divot off my thumb kinda kills any dream I might have had of becoming a hand model:@) Oh well, life goes on!
Grilled Green Beans
- Clean and trim ends off string beans (and de-string if necessary, I found this year the cheap packs of seeds had strings, both snow peas and beans).
- Mix with sliced onion, minced garlic, a few shakes of crushed red pepper (optional), olive oil to coat and S&P. How much of each? As much as you'd like!
- Grill until charred and beginning to soften up.
- An additional sprinkle of salt before serving is optional but highly recommended!
Have a happy day everyone:@)