Thursday, July 24, 2008

recipe for you

I made this the other night when my mom was here.  It was very good.  The kids said "Yuck.  I don't like squash.  I don't like zucchini.  I don't like herbs on my chicken.  Yuck."  But I told them tough beans and to shut their traps and eat it.  Ok, not really.  I don't talk to my kids like that.  I might say tough beans, though, I guess.  Anyway.  I told them they had to each try one bite of the zucchini and a half of a chicken tender.  They ended up eating all the chicken and several pieces of squash.  I didn't even bother trying to get them to taste the eggplant.  The eggplant was a bit disappointing, but the rest was good.
Because I can't have tomatoes or peppers, I left those out.  I doubled the recipe and marinated some chicken tenders in that.

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

(I used regular sized veggies and sliced them)


1/4 cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 small eggplant sliced into 2-inch-thick rounds
3 baby summer squash
3 baby zucchini
3 baby pattypan squash
1/2 medium red onion, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, left whole
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 2-inch-wide slices
1/2 red bell pepper, cut the same

Combine marinade ingredients and pour over vegetables.  Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Grill them until tender, 5-10 minutes per side.


Monday through Sunday said...


Robin said...

Sounds good.

Julie said...

So what? Grill them on stove top, or on a BBQ grill? I would imagine that you could use almost any vegitables in it. Does it work best with firm veggies I wonder? Did you use breaded chicken tenders or just diced up fillets of chicken? I am just wanting to know thats all. I would really enjoy this kind of food, but you know how it is.

Kay Day said...

I used frozen chicken tenders. Like when you buy boneless, skinless breasts? Only it is just the tenders. Tyson makes them now that are antibiotic and hormone free.

You could use any kind of chicken you want - but not breaded.

Then on the grill. The outside grill. I don't have an inside grill.

Just make it. They can eat it or not. Thats what I did. My family complained, too. But they lived. They even discovered that they liked it!

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! I will try it soon - sounds WONDERFUL!

I have to ask - is that picture YOUR place? If so - It is SOOO cute! It made me feel good as soon as the site loaded. :) If it's not your place - I love it anyway!

Kay Day said...

Glad you stopped by!
No, the picture isn't my house. It is cute, isn't it? I got it online somewhere. A clipart site, I think.

Momstheword said...

Yes, it was good!