Tuesday, June 2, 2009

California Kabobs

Today hasn't been a good day :( We just found out my husbands work's cutting everyones hours and he will only be working 2 days one week 3 days the other alternately. I'm still in shock. I honestly don't know how we're going to pay our bills, let alone buy food or gas. I've been working as a fill-in for our town clerk for the past few years, but I may go a month without having to fill-in, so I can't rely on that money. I guess I will be hunting for a part time job. I have been a child wrangler at home since September 2001 and don't know who would want to hire me. The sad part is I know we will have to cut down and I know what that means... the Internet and cell phones will be going. I don't want to think about that right now :( On a happier, yummy note we had these California Kabobs a few nights ago. I love kabobs and have fond memories of having family barbecues when I was young with my dads family. We would just have shish kabobs. I remember huge bowls filled with meat, veggies, and a brown liquid. They were the BEST! I wish I knew what exactly was in that brown liquid. While these kabobs were nothing like the kabobs of my childhood, they were really good. The lemon flavor gives it a nice refreshing taste. Everyone really enjoyed these and they were a ton of fun!

*NOTE* Two of my favorite blogs are having a Father's Day giveaway! Stop by Delectable Dining or Christy's Kitchen Creations for your chance to win 9 hand painted, personalized Father's Day cookies. I'm crossing my fingers in hopes to winning some of their beautiful cookies!

1/3 cup lemon juice
2 TBSP oil
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp paprika
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
3/4 lb steak- cubed
veggies of choice (like onion, mushrooms, peppers)

Combine first 9 ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup in a large zip loc bag. Cover and refrigerate remaining liquid. Add beef to bag and marinate at least 2 hours. Put meat and veggies of choice on skewers (soak skewers in water for 20 minutes before putting meat and veggies on them so they don't burn). Grill until desired doneness brushing with reserved liquid.


Delectable Dining said...

I love kabobs... one of my favorite parts of summer! Thanks for the new marinade recipe. I'll definitely be trying it!

Thanks for mentioning our giveaway! :)

MaRiN said...

Oh Man, so sorry about your employment/financial situation. This economy sure does stink right now. It seems to be the "norm" for people to be getting their pay and hours cut.
On a happier note, the kabobs look delicious!

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry about your husband's job, Heidi...it's just awful to hear about everyone losing jobs/cutting hours, etc! I hope everything works out! Hang in there :)

Your kabobs look wonderful--I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight and I'm thinking that this has major potential :)

Kathy said...

Sorry, I haven't been around that much lately Heidi! I am so sorry to hear about your husband! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Keep us posted! On another note, I love kabobs and yours look wonderful!!!!

the ungourmet said...

Sorry about your husband's job situation. I will be praying for you and your family.

Your kabobs look really tasty! I haven't had kabobs for a while. Time to make some!

Willoughby said...

I'm sorry to hear your bad news. I hope your husband's work situation will turn out to be temporary.

The kabobs look really good!

Snow White said...

those sound great!

sorry to hear about your hubby... but to look on the bright side, he still has a job, and hopefully this will only be a season. we will keep you in prayer.

Melody said...

So sorry to hear about your situation. It's a tough time right now. Don't underestimate your ability to find work. Friendly, dependable and honest people will always be in demand. :)

Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious!

Christy said...

Hey girl-I'm sooo sorry to hear about your hubby's job!! We will certainly be keeping you and your family in our prayers!! I will selfishly be praying that you don't have to cut your internet connection-I love stopping by your blog and seeing what awesome recipes you've cooked up!! :-)

Keep your chin up and we'll keep praying!! {{hugs}}

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I am so sorry Heidi. The economy is hitting everyone so hard. I have been in your shoes and you guys will get through it some how. Is there any children you can watch to help get some extra money. I watch two of the teachers babies at my kiddo elementary school the extra money sure helps out. I will keep you in my thoughts. I forgot the kabobs look awesome. I saw paula deen make some today on her show chicken and shrip kabobs. I will be making those. We rely on our grill a lot in the summer.

Lara said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job. I hope that he can find something to fill in the extra days or that you can find something that you will enjoy. I sure hope you don't have to cut your internet connection. :( These kebobs look delicious!

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, I am heartsick for you. I cannot believe our dismal economy. So many are losing their jobs.... Positive thoughts are being sent your way.

The kabobs look very good indeed. We love them here as well. YUM

Rachel said...

Heidi--I wanted to let you know that I have an award waiting for you at my blog :) Thinking of you!


Oh man! My family was recently in your shoes:( I just kept telling myself "God will see us through" and He did. I know how upsetting it is to not know how your going to pay your bills or put food on the table and I will have you and your family in my prayers! My husband is now at a job that found him and I know God sent it our way. I also listed myself on care.com to watch another child or 2 and the same day found a little girl to watch. The extra money helps and I can still stay at home w/ my boys:) Your in my prayers!

Lynda said...

These kabobs look amazing; wish I had the ingredients to make these for tonights dinner!

So sorry about your husband's job; that has happened to us before and it is hard, but we made it through it.I'll be praying for your family, Heidi.

Donna-FFW said...

Heidi- I am so so sorry to hear about your husbands job. I am sending you a big hug and good thoughts. Hang tough, you'll get through it. XXOO

The kabobs look delicious, I love grilling them in the summer.

teresa said...

Oh Heidi, I'm SO sorry! I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you and your family. Keep us posted!

This looks wonderful, I LOVE kabobs!

Sonya said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. I used to run my own daycare out of my home and like others have suggested you might want to look into taking care of a few kids. I imagine parents are very desperate to find a decent low cost childcare place during these hard time.
Good luck and don't give up hope!

Kristen said...

I'm sorry to hear your news. I know a few people going through the same thing and it isn't easy.
The kebabs look great - wonderful summer food!