It’s almost that time again: summer, the season for sitting in the back yard, drinking a cold one (of your choice), listening to baseball on the radio, and overcooking your burgers.
Well, yours. I don’t eat meat.
There’s so much great veggie stuff to make on the grill. First on the list: corn. Know the secret to grilling corn on the cob? Clean off just enough of the husk to make it neat, trim the silks, and then drop the whole cob in a bucket of water and let it soak for a few hours. You won’t burn the corn on the grill. Well, unless you get so into the ball game or watching the big puffy clouds that you stop paying attention to the grill.
I have a stir-grill…you know what? I still don’t know what it’s called. It’s a ceramic basket-style thing that I spray with olive oil and toss in a bunch of veggies. When I need it, I ask the kids to “bring me the thingie”. Picked it up in Wegmans and it’s worth its weight in gold. Chop up some onions, peppers, eggplant, carrots, mushrooms, and stir ’em up with some seasoning. Mmm!
And who doesn’t like kabobs? SO easy to make! Mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, eggplant chunks, onions, potatoes; you name it, you can spear it! And yeah, okay, our local supermarket has some brilliant salmon kabobs. (I’m so weak.)
Oh yeah, bring on the boys of summer and all that food!