eventually, they were cleaned and we ate dinner. the poor plate looks so...veggieless!
i even opened a package of crescent rolls and thought i'd try making them on the grill, to avoid turning on the oven. they turned out surprisingly well. i really didn't expect it to work. it would have worked better if i left them alone, but i kept poking at them and moving them around.
so, for dinner, we had pork chops. i soaked them in beer and garlic all day. they were quite tasty. we also had potatoes. here's what i did with those: on aluminum foil, i layered thin sliced potatoes, thinly sliced onions, chopped garlic, fresh basil, topped it with salt and pepper and dotted it with butter. make a little packet out of the foil and grill it for about 30 minutes. they were so good and they smelled even better! even the 6 year old ate them.
that was my grilling experience for the day. it was quite successful if i do say so myself. while i was cooking, the kids had the bright idea to turn their water play table into a mud pie making table. that was delightful!