I am so proud of this dinner 🙂 My brainpower + Matt’s grillmastering
Karen brought over this delightful basket of local strawberries she bought from a roadside stand in SC today. I dove in! They were soooo good. Perfectly sunkissed. I probably had about 10 throughout the afternoon.
I also added this pile of nuts (in a 2 tbsp bowl?) because I had to tide hunger through a Summit conference call and knew I needed some sustenance.
I bought a few grillable veggies on Sunday to have for tonight since I knew the weather would be nice, but we had no clue what to have with them. I’m hosting my sister and her girlfriends for lunch tomorrow and decided on grilled chicken salads, so I picked up some chicken while running errands today. I have lab until noon and knew I couldn’t grill them tomorrow, so we grilled them tonight and made that part of dinner. When brainstorming seasoning, I remembered the cilantro in the veggie drawer: PESTO!
This time we added lemon juice (loved it) and replaced the parmesan with feta because that’s all we had. It worked perfectly!
It went on the chicken and eggplant as a marinade –
Eggplants + squash
Then I started making layers with a very thin schmear of pesto glue (our pesto is lighter than store-bought because we use much less oil, so I use it more liberally than I would some from a jar)
The chicken was awesome too! I always get tenders because I think they are easier to cook than breasts. And they are smaller too so you can have 1 or 5 depending on what you’re in the mood for.
With a grilled hunk of sun-dried tomato fennel bread from Great Harvest.
Matt opened his mead today and saved a taste for me. It’s quite good! But I only had 2 sips – it was strong!
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Congrats to Alison!
But just so you know, you can get $3 off a granola mix if you enter KATHEATS at checkout. I would highly recommend something with dried raspberries + blackberries!
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54. Alison | April 23rd, 2009 at 8:25 am
I LOVE when you turn us on to new products like this that I might not find on my own!
I would pick the organic granola, dried blackberries, dried apricots, pecans, amaranth seeds and organic coconut shreds! YUMMMM
Swiffer Duster gets a thumbs up!! It’s much easier to use and control than a broom. I still have to dust-bust up the bigger crumbs, but I wasn’t expecting magic!
I’m ALMOST done with my earth-hating posterboard. I just have to glue on all my slides.
Tomorrow in lab I just get to be a taste tester while the other half of the class does their experiments. I hear we’re tasting chocolate cake, ice cream, toffee, pudding, jello…. I’m going to keep breakfast small (with strawberries!) but that’s a LOT of sugar. It’s funny how everyone wants to cook sweets for their experiments! No one wanted to study chlorophyll or vegetables 🙂