How about this great weather?   I am so excited that we are getting a little respite from the heat and the gnats.  I know it want last for long but I plan to enjoy it while I can.  One way that I am enjoying it is by cooking outside tonight.   I have the grill lit and waiting for the coals to get ready so that I can put on the chicken.  I prefer to use charcoal rather than gas because I like the way the charcoal flavors the food. Last night I marinated the chicken.  It is a very good marinade and it is extremely easy and inexpensive. You most likely have these things on hand-   

1 cup of Italian dressing

½ cup of mayo

4 – 6 Chicken thighs

I am using thighs because,   1. I like dark meat, especially on the grill 2. I had some leftover 3. Thighs are inexpensive.

The mayo makes the chicken so moist and delicious.  The Italian dressing gives the chicken a great flavor and a nice zing.  I ’m also roasting some fingerling potatoes with rosemary and having some leftover vegetables.  The fingerling potatoes are also easy to make.  Preheat your oven to 400, toss potatoes in a little olive oil, rosemary and kosher salt and bake for 25 minutes.  They are good just like that, no butter or sour cream needed.

I hope all of you are enjoying this great weather as much as we are and are taking advantage of it.