You may remember that for Father’s Day the Family Table had a drawing for a grill and $100 gift card, provided by Meijer. We caught up with winner Keith Koteskey to ask about his views on family meals – and we found out he’s making great use of his new grill! Fire up your own grill and make this week’s Featured Recipe. This week’s recipe makes use of those zucchini that are exploding all over your garden, or that your neighbors are forcing on you!
Q and A with Keith:
Family Table: How has the grill helped your family time?
Keith: Grilling is a family event in our house, it is a way that we bond as a family and spend time together. For us, grilling represents healthy cooking and healthy eating. We prefer grilling food over things like frying the food. The grill also gives the food flavor and you can cook a variety of foods. As a family, we enjoy eating dinner together; the grill is a huge part of that. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is grill and eat dinner out on our deck, one of our favorite spots.
Family Table: What types of outdoor activities go along with grilling?
Keith: Our family loves to hike, that is one of the things we enjoy doing a lot. A lot of times we will go to a state park and hike the trails and then cook food on grills to eat lunch. One of the other activities we love to do as a family is camping. We are actually going on a 6-day camping trip this summer as our summer vacation. Grilling goes along with camping, so we do grill a lot when we go on camping vacations.
Family Table: Now that summer is finally here, what are some outdoor activities you like to do with your family?
Keith: As a family, we enjoy biking. Quite often we take long bike rides along the River Greenway and the Aboite Trails. We also enjoy playing outdoor games such as Frisbee and bocce.