Monday, August 07, 2006

thinking of food

Summer...I love the tastes of summer.
Recently I sent my Hunka outside to grill a bag of sliced marinated vegetables: yellow squash, zucchini, onions, eggplant, red and yellow peppers.
I saw a recipe that said to take ciabatta bread, spread on goat cheese, and top with the grilled veggies, salt, pepper and a little lemon. The recipe didn't require the veggies to be marinated, just covered with oil.

I'm not really great at following recipes, but I did get the idea of this veggie open sandwich. I bought some really great whole wheat organic bread, toasted it, spread on brie (cream cheese for the boys), added some black beans and topped with the veggies.

The left over veggies can be used on other sandwiches or in a sauce. Yum.

Tonight we are grilling marinated chicken and I may add some vegetables, because I've been thinking of them and the cheese. Something about grilling outside makes men want to cook. Though Hunka has never been one to say a certain job is "women's" work. There is something about cooking on an open flame that intrigues men. Considering the heat, I'm happy to hand over chores.....I'm also thinking of all the other meals that can be prepared on the grill.......grilled cheese? soup? dessert?

2 comments:

Ruth said...
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ruth said...

you cook just like your mother.