Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday Night Dinner w/ Friends

The weather has been amazing and last night we had the perfect weather for a dinner on the deck with friends. What a perfect Saturday, ignoring computer work and spending the whole day in the kitchen or outside. This is one of my go-to favorite grilled vegetable dishes.

Take your favorite vegetables and grill them, basting them with a garlic herb oil.  We had zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, peppers, and green onions.  After arranging nicely (didn't Joe do a good job?) squeeze a 1/2 lemon and top with any leftover fresh herbs, chopped olives and either feta or ricotta salata cheese.  It's easy to make the oil, just heat a few cloves of chopped garlic, 1/2 cup olive oil, and a handful of fresh herbs ( I had basil, parsley, and thyme) over low heat until warmed through.

The vegetables were served with Grilled Lemon Chicken and Couscous with Pine Nuts and fresh herbs.  And the dessert, well, you'll have to wait for the next post to see the dessert.....  :)

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