Today is Friday - my Favourite Thing is grilling!
It's almost May - I'm hoping the April showers are about over, and it will be nice to be able to spend some more time outside as a family. We've had several tornado warnings and many severe storms over the past few weeks.
I grill all year long, but in the spring and summer our fare becomes lighter and the grill gets used much more often. I am definitely into convenience, so a gas grill is perfect for a quick [charred] fix.
Grilled vegetables are extremely versatile. I mix them into soups, with pasta, or we simply eat them "as is". I typically grill: zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. I toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbes de provence.
In this case, a loaf of french bread, a log of fresh mozzarella, and some prepared pesto created the perfect lunch.
All that's left is to wrap the sandwich in parchment and aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. Sadly, I sent this sandwich off to work with Rob for a staff lunch. But, the result from the baking is that the cheese melts, and the bread becomes crusty on the outside but soft on the inside. The versatility is endless in this sandwich - different veggies, various cheeses, sun-dried tomato pesto, or the addition of prosciutto to name a few [variations].
A little world of advice - this is perfect with some tomato bisque for dipping!
Check out what Mrs P is sharing this week!