A Grill Experiment
Heyyyyy 😀 How are you? Hope you’re having a fabulous night <3
Guess what?! My belly has officially popped!
Just a little fun with some summer watermelon 😉
We cut it up to take to the madre’s, along with a glorious grill feast.
My contributions were:
Massage kale salad (wilted kale, lemon juice, olive oil, Nama Shoyu, sea salt, garlic, pepper, organic tomatoes and sunflower seeds)
Black bean burgers (<— Emily’s recipe- it’s perfection)
and 2 bags of Alexia sweet potato fries 🙂
We also brought meat with us, along with buns and toppings. The Pilot got to work grilling his famous burgers, chicken and hot dogs.
A feast among feasts:
+ chips, dip, salsa, guacamole
organic berries, pineapple, frozen grapes
Watermelon eegee’s (that nana brought!)
and a giant plate of cookies that the madre made.
Um, yeah 🙂
+ some crumble (everyone else enjoyed it with vanilla ice cream on top)
Also, someone created this little thing:
A burger topped with cheese, wrapped in bacon with hotdog legs, head and tail… and it looks like a turtle. So gross, and pretty hilare. The Pilot said it was delicious.
Have a lovely night and I’ll see ya in the morning!
Stay tuned for an elliptical + playlist workout sesh! I did it this morning and it was such a blasty and an awesome calorie burner.
Hahahaha adorable! I’m glad you didn’t pop a watermelon. That would have been bad. GUACCC I made my avocado tapenade recipe tonight and it was gone in half an hour. I quadrupled the recipe. Clearly my family likes to eat.
That watermelon is like a grown toddler!!
I love your hair 😀
Now I’m hungry! 🙂 But not so much for the turtle burger – yeah, I think I would have to pass on that one. 🙂
That was a huge melon! I wish I got to eat part of this feast…delicious. Maybe not the meat turtle though 😉
That watermelon looked sooooo good! I hope you don’t end up getting that big. It would be very uncomfortable! And yeah, so gross, that meat animal grill creation. But funny. Your black bean burgers looked MUCH nicer.
That is a big honkin watermelon and I could probably do some damage on it all by myself…I love watermelon!
Massaged kale salad, the bean burgers (thanks for the tip about Emily’s recipe), and your crumble…oh it all looks awesome. And the guac too! Great feasting going on.
And great pics of you. I love your expression in the 1st pic. 🙂
The massaged kale salad looks delicious! Must try to make it.
Grilling perfection! I want your plate. Like STAT 🙂
Mahaha I did the same thing today. I carried the watermelon from the car to the house under my shirt. My neighbour did a double take when he saw me. Ha!
Thanks for the tip regarding the black bean burger. I have been craving a good veggie burger. I’d be in veg heaven with all the healthy/glorious foods at the bbq. I think I just drooled a little…
Wow! Awesome feast! That turtle burger looks like a solid heart attack though! Danggggg!
Oh my! That pic of you with the watermelon is exactly how I feel right now at 37 weeks! You’ll be there before you know it! Ha!
Wow that turtle looks scarily legit (but I agree with you sounds gross). Watermelon sounds perfect though for this insane summer heat
LOL That burger, bacon, hot dog combo reminds me of the bacon and cheese sandwich at KFC with fried chicken as the bread….or as I like to call it, the “heart attack waiting to happen sandwich”. My husband got one once, just to spite me, and said he felt sick after eating it. hahaha Serves him right, I suppose. 🙂
Ooohhh, yes! I have an elliptical and with heat and all three of my boys home with summer its hard to get outside and excercise. I need that! You look so cute in your tank; very flattering.
Ooh, I can’t wait for the elliptical workout and playlist, that’s awesome! Hilarious photo of you with melon…I was like ehhh??? And you meal looks divine 🙂 Happy holidays! xyx
Mmmm melon & sweet taterz = bbq LOVE
Lol that turtle-looking burger looks like it belongs on thisiswhyyourefat.com. The watermelon baby was hilarious!
This is not going to sound good but large watermelons make me nervous… it just seems like a pain the tush to cut and prepare. Maybe that is the lazy side of me. Perhaps starting with a half melon would better suit my insecurites. Lol… same thing with pineapple. Those little suckers are evil!
Have a great holiday to you and your family!!
That crumble looks like what summer dreams are made of ; )
Oh man! Your feast looks amazing. I just bought kale for the first time and am going to try your kale salad.
Ok that meat turtle t hing looks pretty nasty, but I’m glad the Pilot liked it!
Looks like an amazing feast! I loooove grilled black bean burgers and sweet tater fries….nothing better!
Hey Gina. Quick question. Every time I try and make a massaged kale salad, it comes out WAY too salty despite the massive number of recipes I’ve tried. Any suggestions??
Ahahaha – that burger turtle IS hilarious. I don’t know if I could’ve watched it get eaten – it’s so cute 🙂 Looks like a fun time – glad you enjoyed yourself!
Everything looks delicious besides the turtle thing…
So funny. Looks like a great feast!
That turtle actually looks really yummy. 🙂 It reminds me of something from Epic Meal Time! Have you seen those guys? They make these enormous meals and the main ingredient is always bacon. It’s pretty funny. That watermelon looks delish, too. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. 🙂
The little “creation” looks like something my hubs would make, also, and would DEFINITELY say it was delicious! I look at that and see ‘HEART ATTACK’! lol Clearly, we have a may-jah difference in eating styles here in our house;-) Our feast looked pretty much the same as yours, a little somethin-somethin for everyone!
Wow! That burger looks like a heart attack on a plate (but Funny)! Looks like delicious cook out. I’ve got to try those black bean burgers!
Yum- everything looks amazing! I have a pretty big food baby, too 🙂
Yum- everything looks amazing! I have a pretty big food baby, too 🙂
Looking forward to the elliptical workout- I get so bored sometimes on it!
Cute pics, looks like fun. But way gross on the burger thing! 🙂
Your plate looked well sized and I noticed no bun! (other than the one in your oven)
i almost always eat burgers sans bun 🙂
The fact that this watermelon was eaten = 0_O
Ha ha. You crack me up. You’ll probably won’t even get that big in the end of your pregnancy. You look amazing.
BTW, my nearly 2-year-old daughter wants your watermelon. She can’t get enough of it lately. She’s begging me for some as I type this.
You will feel like you have a watermelon at full term! Love how the turtles turned out, so funny.
Sounds fun! 😀
The pilot’s creation is…erm…interesting. Gotta love men (and hate their speedy metabolism), huh?
i am forever jealous. haha
HILARIOUS!! i was totally excited for a belly pic and then i saw….. hahah funny stuff, girly! 🙂 🙂 can’t wait to try the black bean burgers!!
LOL at the melon belly. Can you imagine when your tummy actually IS that big?!
Those pics got me craving guacamole big time. Good thing I am going to chipotle for lunch.
I love all your serving-ware, especially the white dish with built in handles. I desperately need those in my life – where did you get them??
food network collection from kohl’s. very inexpensive and i love them!
Thanks! Can’t wait to add them to my collection and try some of your delish recipes to break them in 🙂 Thanks for such an awesome blog full of ongoing inspiration and ideas!
That turtle is AWESOME. I want to try it, haha.