With school back in session, our thoughts will soon turn to more cold-weather-friendly food items, like steaming bowls of soup, hearty stick-to-your-ribs chili and marshmallow-topped mugs of hot chocolate. But as long as the weather is still warm and the days are still light, we're trying to use our grill as much as we can before snowfall and chilly temps set in.

I happened to catch an online episode of Tyler Florence recently and he made Grilled Chicken Caesar Kabobs. Simple, easy, and perfect for those harried nights of homework, baths, and bedtime storybook reading. It took just a few minutes to assemble (if you're short on time, use premade Caesar salad dressing), and with a side of fruit salad, it makes for an easy and totally kid-friendly meal, since Nicholas could pick off the pieces he deemed "yuck."

The best part? The bits of the homemade croutons that got a little extra crispy on the grill. So go on and fire up the flame ... winter will be here before we know it.