Chicken Skewers and Grilled Papaya and Pineapple

            Today started out with a depressing doctors appointment that now requires me to go to physical therapy 2 times a week for 6 weeks! woohoooo! I guess it is a running injury but I’ve been having some stiffness and pain in my right leg and it is actually waking my up at night now. 
       After that my day got better. I went for a picnic at the park across the street with a good friend and her kids. We ate tuna fish, veggies, fruit and even a little dark chocolate. While the kids played we sat in the sun and had some great conversations about God, life, work, friends and even some Philadelphia sports. We went on a walk on the trails and saw some wildlife, a mini waterfall and some beautiful flowers. 
I cam home, tutored one of the kids in the neighborhood and then completed my evening with some gardening with Brandon and dinner on the grill. 
       Even though I was bummed about my leg, God gave me a fabulous day to take my mind off of that issue. 
My garden box is complete and ready for planting tomorrow. I have the rest of the yard just about completed or at least some good ideas. So thankful for the time I have had this week to do some work, enjoy the outdoors and the company of good friends, family and most importantly my husband. 


For lunch I made this tuna recipe and added some fresh spinich and some diced green peppers. I packed a bag of celery and carrots. A 
container of blueberries and blackberries and a little dark chocolate for snack (since I was walking it off any way!).

Dinner was  Herbed Balsamic chicken and papaya/pineapple skewers on the grill!

Herbed Balsamic Chicken

  • 4 TBS olive oil
  • 2 tsp Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tbs McCormick Chicken rub
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning



Mix all ingredients in a bowl and brush on the chicken. Save extras to brush on the chicken throughout the grilling process. 
Brandon cooked them on a wood fired grill for at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes on each side. 

Pineapple and Papaya Skewers

  • 1/2 Papaya, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 Pineapple, cut into chunks



Place fruit alternately onto a wooden skewer. Place on the wood fired grill at 300 degrees for about 1 minute on each side. 

Brandon ready to chow down after all of that landscaping work I made him do.

Enjoy it on a warm sunny deck with someone you love!

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