This weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying two firsts; a pickle sponsored bbq and make-your-own grilled pizza! Essentially, the weekend was delicious. And on a side note: No, no long miles were logged this week! I think I’ve entered a running slump, so I’m hoping once a training plan is set for September’s Navy-Air Force Half Marathon I’ll get a jolt of adrenaline again. This will be my third half, and since I’d like to set a personal best (PB), perhaps the focused training should starts soon, -ish.
Back to pickles: Ben’s friend runs Number 1 Sons, a local fermentation company! Specialties include pickles, krauts, kimshis and a few other condiments, like salsa. I was lucky enough to join this year’s summer bbq! The cuisine = amazing. I tried the half sours which had a fantastic crunch / kick and a few of the krauts. Highly recommend picking up some at a DC area farmers market!
At the cookout I passed on the giant roasting pig in favor of an out-of-this-world grilled cheese.
What a spatula!
The bbq was almost too perfect for Instagram.
In other delectable food news, I grilled pizza for the first time! Super easy, and a bit phenomenal:
- Roll out pre-made dough (Trader Joe’s, for example)
- Lather olive oil to both sides
- Place the dough directly on the grill (amazing how it doesn’t seep through!)
- Grill for a few minutes and remove
- Add toppings on the cooked side and place the pizza back on the grill for a few minutes
- Remove / enjoy!