Friday, June 5, 2009
Tomorrow is a busy day, and we'll be gone for both lunch and dinner, so I thought I'd go ahead and post our dinner tonight. Usually, Friday nights are buffet night around here. Tonight, I tried something a little different. This idea isn't in the e-book, but it should be. "Build your own" kabobs are too much fun! Marinate the meat ahead of time, then chop an assortment of veggies to go on the skewer. Try some of these with your beef, shrimp or chicken:
Rutuabaga? Yes, that is the golden yellow veggie you see in the picture. I peeled and cut it into chunks, then softened it a bit in the microwave. That way, it is done when the other foods are ready.
By setting out a buffet, everyone gets to choose the veggies they really will eat, and avoid wasting those others. At my house it tends to be mushrooms that get disapproval. It was never the same after they dissected them in our biology studies. Funny how they still eat pigs... I made some brown rice for my carby boys, but we liked it just fine without.
Once assembled, slap these babies on the grill--outdoors, or a "George" like I did tonight. I brushed my Italian dressing marinade over the kabobs a few times during cooking. Delish!