Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grilled Pork Skewers

It's not officially Fall yet but our Fall activities are already in full swing.  My daughter's soccer team has already begun into their season and my son's cross country team is well into their season as well.  That leaves little time for family dinners so it's back to quick and easy meals for this family.  This is a recipe that I've had for a long time and I love it because I can do most of the prep work the night before and let the meat marinade in the refrigerator overnight.  When we rush home from practice at 5:00 and everyone is starving, all I have to do is put the meat on the grill and get the vegetables ready.  Dinner in a hurry - that's the name of the game lately. 

Marinated Pork Skewers
2 Tablespoons soy sauce                1/8 teaspoon pepper                  
3 garlic cloves                                3 Tablespoons ketchup
2 Tablespoons vinegar                   1 can sprite
1/2 Tablespoon chili powder          2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into cubes
1 Tablespoon sugar                        1 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate over night. 

Thread pork onto skewers.


These skewers cooked in about 10 minutes.  (5 minutes on each side.)

I served my pork skewers with jasmine rice, steamed broccoli and a green salad.

Dinner time is when we catch up on everything that's happened in each others day.  Even though it doesn't last long, it may be the only time of the day that we all get to sit down together.  The time that we spend talking to and listening to each other is valuable. 
Dinner time is our chance to reconnect.  The meals that I make are rarely difficult or complicated - sometimes the worst meals make for the best conversations at the table.  These pork skewers are easy to make and quick to prepare.  As an added bonus - they're delicious and everyone loved them.


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