Monday, July 07, 2008

Mama's First Grill-Out

I've never grilled something myself before.

True, I didn't start the grill (I don't know how, truthfully). But I did all the prep and the hands-ON grilling.

I sliced and salted some eggplant and then tossed it in olive oil. I marinated baby portobello mushrooms in balsamic vinegar and some tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, green and yellow patty-pan squash in olive-oil and balsamic.

I boiled some small red potatoes for about 20 minutes and then tossed them in olive oil and salt, threw in a handful of whole garlic cloves.

I wrapped some baby asparagus in tinfoil and drizzled them with olive oil, cut some fresh rosemary and oregano and steamed it on top of the kebabs.

I made a salad with Boston lettuce, baby carrots, and fresh tomatoes from our back yard, tossed with the balsamic and oil from under the other vegetables. I added a little red wine vinegar and lime juice, a sprinkle of Mrs. Dash and tossed it.

Everything turned out pretty darn good I have to say.

Scott liked it too - despite the fact that he added cheese and a microwaved veggie-hot-dog.


Jill said...

Yum! It looks like a feast of grilled goodness.

Angela said...

Yum! Great going!

citizen of the world said...

Another woman griller! Yay! And looks delicious.