Summer Summer Summertime,
Time to sit back and unwind…. (CLICK HERE to play this song)
This “classic” song has been playing in my head lately…Okay, I suppose it’s not yet summer or even close to it for that matter. BUT, two days of close to 80 degrees temp in NYC, combined with a weekend in Texas, had me feeling that summertime vibe. And then I started thinking about grilling.
Then I remembered that I live in NYC, not Omaha, and I cannot just throw a burger on the grill whenever my heart desires. Oh, and the fact that this Sometimes Healthy Girl couldn’t cook a good burger to save her life (or any other slab of meat for that matter). So what’s a girl to do when she’s lacking a grill AND grill skill. Well, she breaks out the Foreman Grill and goes to town…
Grill it! Sometimes Healthy Style
I do not consider myself a sexist person in any way, but when it comes to real hard core grilling, I have always left it to the men. It’s just not my thing. I have enough trouble controlling the heat to boil an egg, let alone actual FIRE to cook a burger so it’s safe to eat. I once accidentally set off the smoke alarm cooking mac and cheese in the microwave because I forgot to add the water. Yes, the fire department knocked on my door, and I had to explain to them that I nearly caused an entire building evacuation because I forgot the water. I’m sure you’re in complete agreement at this point that I should NOT be playing with fire.
See those potatoes. They’re frozen cut potatoes. I don’t like playing with fire or knives. What can I say? I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses. The fruit was also pre-cut but if you’re more ambitious than me, you’re welcome to cut it yourself. Go to town – just be careful please (hehe)!
The spread of veggies included:
- Butternut Squash
Oh, and just for fun, I also threw on a grilled cheese sandwich, since I just learned today that April is National Grilled Cheese month!
I read over some blogs while my fruits and veggies grilled, and everything was finished in about 30 minutes. Check out the finished product!
I will have grilled leftovers for days!. For a little flavor, I dunked them in salsa. This was exactly the light and refreshing meal I was looking for, and I thought all of my veggies tasted just like they came straight off a REAL grill. Mission accomplished!
But it might be the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever eaten! It was simply a Thomas English Muffin, a TBSP of Brummel Butter and shredded mozz and cheddar cheese. I definitely ended National Grilled Cheese Month properly on this one
I served them on top of grilled angel food cake (store bought), topped off with my now patented Chocolate Greek Moose (I realize pudding and Greek Yogurt isn’t that unique but I like the name!).