Saturday, August 27, 2011

Plant, Grow, Eat - Day 27

Tonite ...  a simple and healthy dinner!
EVERYTHING was from the garden except the mushroom!
Me thinks I'll miss my garden in the winter.

On the menu:
Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Balsamic glaze.
Garlicky roasted potatoes with parsley
Fresh steamed green beans
Fresh roasted garden beets

Just a few simple notes:

To cook fresh beets . . . remove greens leaving about 1" of stems.
Wash but don't peel.  Put 4-6 beets in a covered casserole with 2-3 T
of water. Roast in oven @ 350 about 30-40 min.
Let cool slightly and rub off skins . .  they will peel easily!
Serve hot or cold or use in a recipe.

Garlicky potatoes . . . . cut 10 or so red or small yukon gold potatoes in quarters or a little smaller.
Microwave in a covered casserole or steam until partially cooked.
In a bowl mince 4-5 garlic cloves, add about 1-2 T. Olive oil, & salt and pepper to taste.
Toss potatoes in this mixture to coat.
On a med hot grill in a perforated grill pan cook potatoes until done.
Toss with fresh minced parsley when ready to serve.

Lori Ann

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