And that’s it! I should have know that simplicity would be the best strategy. It’s true; less is more. This was such a sweet and refreshing afternoon drink. Is it wrong that I’m already looking forward to having one tomorrow?
After an afternoon of running errands, yoga-ing, bike riding, walking Raleigh and enjoying the gorgeous weather, I started working on dinner.
I have been dying to grill some portabella mushroom caps ever since I put some on top of the zucchini pasta the other night. They are so flavorful and hearty and I knew they would be perfected grilled. I drizzled them with some balsamic vinegar and olive oil and let them sit for a few minutes. I also grilled up some zucchini and chicken and roasted some red beets to put on top of a bed of romaine and fresh basil.
The beets turned everything pink (my hands and t-shirt included).
I love balsamic vinaigrette and decided to whirl some up in the Magic Bullet to go on the salads. I combined balsamic vinegar, olive oil, spicy brown mustard and a clove of garlic to make a really tasty dressing. I love the strong flavor of balsamic vinegar so I always use less oil than typically goes in a vinaigrette. This was perfect and only took all of two seconds to make.
Looks kind of creamy, huh?
I loved grilling the veggies. It just screams Summer. We don’t do it too often but that will have to change! The warm veggies were great on a salad and made the meal very savory and hearty despite the fact that it was just a salad. Next time I want to try grilling some pineapple. Or peaches. Maybe for dessert? Mmmm, I can taste it now.
What a fun weekend! Good food, good friends, and gorgeous weather. Love it. Hope yours was great too