Soaking the skewers in water so they won't burn on the grill:
I intended these to be a little spicy by but I forgot to add garlic, red pepper, and black pepper to the marinade. So out of 6 ingredients, I forgot 3 of them -- what a ditz. It's really a miracle that I have not managed to somehow burn this house down. It's probably a very good thing BD does most of the cooking.
I added baby portabella mushrooms to the marinade later, and we also had pineapple and cherry tomatoes.