Friday, August 04, 2006

Day 72

Adult Menu
  • grilled chicken leg quarters (with or without barbecue sauce, as you like)
  • grilled nectarine halves
  • cold salad of red potatoes, fresh mozzarella, homegrown cherry tomatoes and marinated artichoke hearts
Girl Child
Had a drumstick (no barbecue sauce), a piece of toast, and some raw baby carrots.

Boy Child
Had two thighs (one with barbecue sauce, one without) and a clementine.

DH worked late again so I picked up some chicken while the kids were at taekwondo. It was sooo yummy, y'all! I also made my favorite bastardized white sangria with a bottle of cheap pinot grigio, a can of peach nectar (I mixed a couple of Tbs. of the nectar with some bottled barbecue sauce for the chicken, though), some sliced nectarines, raspberries, and some club soda. If you're not going to consume it all right away, then just put the wine, nectar and nectarines in a pitcher and stick it in the fridge, then add the raspberries and club soda to each glass individually before serving. Otherwise the raspberries get weird and the club soda goes flat.

The potato salad is my new favorite thing (besides the sangria)(and grilled EVERYTHING, obviously). All you do is cut some little red potatoes in quarters, then simmer them for about 15 minutes, drain and let cool. Then you toss in some halved cherry tomatoes (or quartered, slightly larger tomatoes), some fresh mozzarella (either the little balls or a big ball cut in wedges), and a jar of marinated artichoke hearts (do NOT drain, the marinade is your dressing). Season with salt and pepper, stir in a chiffonade of fresh basil, and pop it in the fridge. Yummy! And it goes great with grilled meats, which are apparently the only kind I'm eating this summer.


Anonymous said...

Girl, you need some recipes for vegetarians!

I'm just sayin...

Deb St-Claire said...

Thanks for the sangria and potato salad recipes. I'm going to try them. [both of which...are vegetarian!] :-)

Sarah Louise said...

The potato salad sounds great. My secret ingredient is pickle juice. Don't know that I've ever used red potatoes, though. I'll have to try that.

Badger said...

We are not at all vegetarians over here, so I don't have much to offer those of you who are. Sorry!

Katy said...

How do you grill a nectarine?

Badger said...

Just cut it in half, take out the pit, and put cut-side down on an oiled grill rack. I left them on for about 10-15 minutes on low heat, I think.