Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 48 - Chargrilled Marinated Vegetables

No one really wanted to cook at all tonight. We didn't know what to make, but we had vegetables from the fruit and veggies vegetables. This is where my mom got a bunch of organic food and it's SO good.

So we made some grilled chicken, some biscuits, corn, and potatoes. My mom really wanted some more vegetables so my mom saw this recipe on Jamie Oliver's web site. It was Chargrilled Marinated Vegetables.

It was squash, zucchini, yellow bell pepper, garlic, and green onions. Jared sliced the vegetables and I made this marinade with our fresh basil. I used a mortar and pestle to smash it all up. That mortar and pestle hasn't seen daylight since 1922 (or my mom says for a long time). It was fun to use. I got to smash stuff. Once the basil was all smashed and the vegetables were grilled on the grill pan on our stove, I added olive oil and some balsamic vinegar to the basil and then tossed it all together.

The verdict was that my mama and papa LOVED it. My brother, Alex, liked it okay. Me and Jared didn't like it so much because it was a lot of vegetables all together. My dad said it was a $10 vegetable dish and he LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it.

So my mom will make this one again, and I guess I'll help her. I give it 1/2 THUMB UP, but mama and papa give it 2 THUMBS UP.

1 comment:

  1. Grilled veggies are my favorite. I would really like this dinner. I think I wouldn't have the biscuits though. Too many carbs for me.