Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vegetarian Sunday

Summer is nearing an end and we've been feeling the need to grill a lot before it's too cold/too dark/you need to shovel a pathway through the snow to reach the grill! We were feeling a little 'bored' with the usual grilled meat options, so last Sunday, we decided to grill portobellos, along with lots of other veggies. It was also a bit of an 'eat all the CSA veggies still hanging out in the veggie bin' dinner.

While we chopped veggies, we snacked on some bread:We looked at breads at the farmers market and the only one that really interested us was a cherry-chocolate bread, but at $7/loaf and sounding rather sweet & desserty, we decided to pass on it and instead get bread from the Costco or Giant Eagle bakery. This Jalapeno-Cheddar bread is from Costco. We had some a couple of weeks ago when we had dinner with SP's dad and I really enjoyed it.Sunday we ate it dipped in olive oil, but it just didn't seem as tasty as when we ate it at SP's dad's place. SP mentioned that dad had heated the bread in the oven, so we heated a few pieces and discovered that warming the bread really enhances its flavor.

SP grilled tomatillos, onions, tomatoes, and corn and turned them into a sort of salsa:We still had a huge zucchini and a huge eggplant from 2 farmers market trips ago, so we grilled them along with a CSA onion:The 'main' part of the meal: grilled portobellos. We brushed them with olive oil and some balsamic vinegar and chopped fresh rosemary. The fresh rosemary smelled so good! We used about half of our rosemary:For the last minute or so of grilling, SP put a slice of the Kerrygold Irish Cheddar on each portobello cap. The cheese melted and was ooey and gooey - yum!It sort of looks like a cheeseburger, but it's not.We had some arugula, lightly dressed with olive oil, balsamic, and chopped rosemary:Here's my plate of food: Last but not least, we steamed the yellow beans from the CSA:Our tasty, grilled, vegetarian dinner. It was nice to have a break from meat and nice to cook everything outside on the grill and nothing inside!

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