Wednesday, July 21, 2010


We still don't have a kitchen. Over the last few weeks, we have been either eating out, microwaving, or grilling. It did occur to me that we have a few other items to use for cooking, namely a rice cooker (you can also steam veggies in it though I think I lost the steamer attachment) and a crock pot. Also, if I could find my Pampered Chef covered baker I could bake in the microwave, but I am not sure where I put it. But really, summer is a good time to redo your kitchen if you have a grill.

If I had been smart, I would have made some freezer meals that could be heated in the microwave long before the kitchen renovation started. As it is, I do have one freezer meal that fits the bill, so that will be ready to go on a rainy night.

Last night, I adapted my sausage & peppers recipe for the grill. It was easy.

You'll need:

Sausages (Sweet Italian is my favorite but whatever you like)
A large green pepper, cut into chunks
A large onion, cut into chunks
some fresh oregano (or dried if you don't have fresh)
some olive oil
skewers or a grill tray/basket (I have the Pampered Chef grill tray and it rocks)

Place peppers and onions in basket (or skewer), drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with oregano.

Start the grill and set to medium. Place sausages on one side, cover, and let grill for about 10 minutes.
Turn sausages and place the grill basket/skewers/tray on the other side. Grill for another 5-7 minutes. Remove veggies, and check to make sure the sausages are done. If they are, it's time to eat! If not, leave on for another few minutes until they are done.

Easy peasy. We made a container of Easy Mac as a side dish (remember, the tools we currently have are a Grill, a Microwave, a Crock Pot, and a Rice Cooker, so Easy Mac is an easy and cheap choice for a side dish!) and everyone enjoyed dinner! We have a giant cantaloupe from the Farmer's Market for dessert, and it was delicious too!

Next time I'll remember to take pictures.

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