Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Night on the Deck


Grilled Veggie Skewers with Orzo Salad
Whole Wheat Baguette with Roasted Garlic

Grilled Veggie Skewers

Cut the following veggies in fairly uniform pieces:

Red onion
whole mushrooms (leave whole)
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
Cut veggies up and put in bag to marinate for an hour or so:

Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
black pepper

Thread on skewers and grill about ten minutes turning once

Orzo Salad

1 cup whole wheat orzo cooked according to pkg (I cooked with combo of water and veggie broth)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, minced
some olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
fresh basil--cut in ribbons (I use scissors)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 can garbanzo beans
cherry tomatoes, halved
black pepper

Cook orzo and drain

Saute garlic and scallions in olive oil, add chopped onion and saute more more then throw in the basil, the drained orzo and the vinegar and beans and tomatoes--stir add pepper to taste

Roasted garlic

Cut tops off the tops of the heads and drizzle on olive oil, any spice you like and some s and p. Place in garlic cooker or wrap in foil. Roast at 400 for 45 minutes---Yum on whole wheat baguette