Before I get on to dinner, I decided to throw a quick whole wheat pizza together for me and Tony. My side was a few pieces of pepperoni and red pepper, his was pepperoni and sautéed mushrooms. We split a bottle of diet root beer – perfect lunch for two! I am tweaking this whole wheat crust and I’ll post the recipe when I get it perfect!
After lunch Tony and I hit the store – I touch everything while he does deli duty – the deli takes the longest! On the way home from the store, I yelled “I forgot to pick up the Greek Pork Kabobs!” My store had the already put together, marinated and skewered pork and while I had it on my menu side, I forgot to add it to my ingredients to get.
So on to Plan B! I did a quick google search and settled on this recipe. I halved the amount of olive oil though! See how many skewers are on this plate? I made TWICE this much! Seriously, I must have an underlying fear that people are going to show up at my door! Never fear though, I plan on making Tony chicken salad for his lunches, so this won’t go to waste.
On the side I made rosemary red potatoes – they cooked in foil on the grill while the chicken cooked, then I just dab the tiniest bit of butter before going to the table. Hannah took this picture
I was on Tastespotting last week, and found this recipe from there – Goat cheese wrapped almonds and dates then wrapped in bacon. The combination of flavors – salty, sweet and crispy and chewy, I knew I was going to make these for our picnic Girls Night Out tomorrow night.
All I did was take a pinch of goat cheese, wrapped it over the roasted salted almond, then sandwich it in between a sliced pitted date, then wrapped in bacon. While a little tedious, it went together pretty quickly.
Broil until bacon is crisp. I realized after the first side cooked that I needed to elevate the apps so they weren’t bathing in the bacon grease, and then it worked perfectly – it took about 10 minutes total for the bacon to become really crisp. You can see the goat cheese peeking out! Hannah took this picture too – thanks Hannah – you may have to become my food stylist!
I’ve made so many messes in the kitchen today, but I need to make my blueberry lime muffins for tomorrow night – AND we have the Season Finale of Food Network Star – my vote is for Melissa! See you in the morning – um, pretty sure I am going to have an egg sammie on my homemade jalapeno bagel tomorrow!