Friday, June 15, 2007

A Very Special Dinner Guest

She is known for her contributions to NPR and for her time spent as a writer and cast member of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Her name is Mary Jo Pehl, and last night, she was a dinner guest in my home.

She and her boyfriend, Ronald, are in town for Ronald's corporate training. The two have been staying in a corporate apartment, and eating corporate cafeteria food for a week. Since I had met Ronald online, and he had seen my website, He accepted my invitation to dinner.

I grilled four personal pizzas using real mozzerella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and cabarnet marinera. This was followed by Oaxaca style grilled corn, and grilled chicken breasts marinated in Steven Raichlen's, "The Only Marinade You'll Ever Need".

The chicken was the hit of the night. "It's like butter!" She commented as she cut into the plump, juicy chicken breast. The chicken was tender as could be, and tasted wonderful.

This was followed by grilled pound cake. Ronald commented before leaving, "You really are a grillslinger."

By the time the two of them left for the night, Mary Jo was asking about what kind of grill to buy, and she left with a copy of Indoor Grilling, which she couldn't wait to read.

It's great to spread the joy of grilling!

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