I woke up today craving baked beans. And then realizing that I had never made baked beans from scratch. Thus, a goal for the day was set. Since it was also ridiculously warm, I figured it would be prudent to grill outside. Chicken thighs seemed just the thing. Since I also found cabbage on sale this morning, I wanted to make another batch of cole slaw (mayo, sugar, rice vinegar, pepper, cabbage, carrots) to go alongside.
I mostly followed this recipe for the beans, except I added some chopped green pepper and a little hot sauce. Oh, and I skipped the bacon and instead cooked a couple of ham hocks with the beans and then chopped up a little of the ham for the baking portion of the recipe; plus I added about 1/4 cup of ketchup. They turned out quite tasty, though I might have baked them for slightly too long.
When it came time for the grilling, it turned out the grill was malfunctioning (which also means I returned a half full tank today thinking that it was empty - boo) so I had to resort to oven cooking for the chicken thighs. I sprinkled them with burger seasoning (hey, that's what it's called) and baked them at 350F for about 40 minutes, turning them a couple of times. At the end, I added a little sauce to bake on a bit. Not quite as good as actually being grilled, but it was pretty tasty.
Next challenging task is to buy a replacement part and attempt to repair my grill...