Sunday supper at my house is the perfect time for family gatherings and outdoor cookouts. Who doesn’t love a good barbecue.
Chicken or fish, burgers or hotdogs? Everyone has their own personal preference. That’s all fine and dandy. Just so we are eating healthy. And perfect way to pull a healthy meal to together is to serve mixed grilled vegetables.
The following is one of my favorite recipes for grilled vegetables.
Grilled Mixed Vegetables
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
You can all mixture of vegetables that are your personal favorites.
1 small egg plant, halved
1 large green bell pepper, halved, seeded
1 large red bell pepper, halved, seeded
1 small summer squash, halved
1 small head cauliflower
1 large sweet onion, quartered
1 zucchini, halved
Heat grill. In pint jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all basting oil ingredients. Shake vigorously to blend. Place vegetables in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Pour basting oil over vegetables, stir to coat.
When ready to barbecue, place vegetables, cut side down, on gas grill over medium-low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 14 to 18 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once and brushing with basting oil to keep surfaces moist. (Cooking time will vary according to size of vegetables.) Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces.
* This recipe is from the Pillsbury cooking website.
Good food, friends and family are my blessings on this Simple Sunday.
Thanks for joining me and stopping by Distinctly Southern Style.
A Christmas cookie exchange has been scheduled for the December meeting of our community book club. Friends, books, wine and cookies at holiday time and all is well in my world. Oh yeah, I have to bake cookies.
Once upon a time long long ago Christmas baking was a big part of my holiday prep. My Mom, sister and I would gather in one kitchen and bake for a week. Oh what fun we had.
The Ocean Reef Club located in Key Largo, Florida was the perfect location for our family’s Labor Day time out. We have visited the Florida Keys many times before. This was our first visit to the Ocean Reef Club. It did not disappoint.
We had a wonderful time enjoying many of the activities associated with the Florida Keys and we never left the property in three days. Plenty of sunshine and great food was a bonus to our weekend.
The European Village for dinner at Mezzaluna-Pizzeria was our Saturday evening destination. This quaint little village of restaurants and shops provided our group of family and friends with a memorial evening of good food and entertainment during our weekend stay at Palm Coast, Florida.
European Village offers a courtyard experience with outdoor dining.
Over the past six or seven years a group of us here in Gainesville have traditionally headed over to Palm Coast to share some beach time at Hammock Beach Resort. We have usually been there as a group over 4th of July holiday. As always in life, things and times change. The kids get older and new destinations start to fill the calendar. This 4th of July arrived and everyone went their different directions. Non the less, as if by chance, it was the last weekend of July and we made it back to Hammock Beach. Friends, families and fun!
Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the post!
Weekends get hectic around here and the more hectic it gets I try to slow things down. Saturdays and Sundays are brunch days. At my house we usually brunch at home. Brunch means, “Skipping breakfast and being way too hungry to wait for lunch”!