Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mmmmmmm Summer

Well summer seems to have arrived here, finally! And with it lighter meals and many improvisations. So my words today are short and sweet....

Enjoy! :)
Monday- Cheater Chicken Souvlaki, grilled veggies, pita and homemade hummus

Lemon Hummus:

1 can rinsed chick peas
olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon tahini
salt and pepper
1 squeezed lemon
zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp cumin

Garnish with a drizzle of yummy olive oil, a dash of paprika, or pine nuts

Through it all in the processor, tweak, and eat!! Yummm

Tuesday- Girls are coming over for SUSHI night! I'll post pics and recipes I promise :)

Wednesday- I will take the leftovers from Monday and toss them with some feta cheese and wrap them up in leftover pita for Greek wraps

Thursday - Tomato, Mozzarella and cherry tomato salad
Cold Grilled chicken
Fresh Mozzarella
Fresh Basil
Garlic Salt
Balsamic Vinegar

Cut tomatoes, chicken, mozzarella into small bite size pieces
Grill the chicken the night before…
Grape work well…If using regular tomatoes, remove the seeds so its not too juicy.
Combine with fresh basil - you can leave the basil in leaves or chop, depending on your taste.
Add garlic salt & pepper to taste
Add enough balsamic vinegar to coat, and have some at the bottom

It is best if you make it a few hours ahead.
You have to taste it and add whatever it needs more of before you serve it. I served it with slices of baguette, but it could stand on its own or go with pita or anything else you have around. Add pasta if you want it to be heartier… but the pasta will suck up a lot of balsamic… so you will need to add more.

Friday - My new favorite sandwich

light rye bread
sundried tomato turkey
roasted garlic mayo
orange and green peppers
romaine lettuce

Saturday and Sunday we will be eating with friends, so the menu is yet to be determined!


Tracy said...

You are making me hungry!!!!! You have a way of making cooking seem so easy :O)

Unknown said...

It is easy Tracy!!! :)

Stephanie said...

I love the sound of all of these meals and now must go make myself a snack!