The pollen’s been dusted off the grill and patio furniture, and we’re eating outside again. This is a good weekend entrée because you should allow an hour for the marinade ingredients to blend and another hour for the meat to marinate in the mixture.

Once you do that, the Garlicky Beef Kabobs take only a few minutes to cook.

The marinade is Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar with soy sauce, honey, rosemary and lots of fresh garlic. Let that sit on the counter for about an hour for the flavors to meld.

These well-flavored kabobs go nicely with any mix of vegetables or salad. The meat is usually cooked in 8-10 minutes, depending on how you like it.