Friday, March 30, 2012

Grilled Kale & Fun Facts Friday Randomness

Grilling
Let me just say that I have discovered a new favorite grilled vegetable - kale. Yep, grilled kale is amazing. Just de-stem, rough chop, toss with small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper and grill in a veggie grilling basket.

You will get some pieces that are nice and crisp like kale chips, and others that are soft and so full of flavor. Such a fantastic combination of textures and flavors.

So this brings me to last night's dinner - Grilled Kale and Veggie Pasta Salad. Jason actually did the grilling last night, which was a nice treat. He grilled the kale, squash, zucchini, red onion, red and green bell peppers.

In the meantime, I cooked some whole-wheat rotini. After the veggies were done, he chopped them up and everything was tossed into a large bowl along with some cherry tomatoes.

Jason made a simple Dijon balsamic dressing and poured that over the veggies and pasta, mixed well and served. This was a fantastic spring dish. There are so many options for veggies here too - but kale is a must.
What's the oddest thing you've grilled?

Fun Facts Friday - Totally Random
I really debated on what to do today. I had all these ideas at one point and kept forgetting them. I didn't think I could really come up with random facts that I haven't already mentioned. But somehow they just started coming to me. Enjoy ;-)
  • I love ketchup on any and all potatoes and grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Firmly believe salsa should always be offered as a salad dressing option.
  • I am convinced that everything can indeed be grilled.
  • Hate it when people try to whistle a tune - especially on an elevator.
  • When a ceiling fan starts to make any noise at all, it should be replaced.
  • I always worry that I have food stuck in my teeth and have no problem flashing my teeth to pretty much anyone to have them check for me.
  • Dropping F-bombs is good for the soul.
  • I believe I have a real addiction to peanut butter.
  • I kind of wish wine didn't taste SO good.

So what's something absolutely random for you? Hate whistlers? Curse like a sailor? Do tell.

Daily To-Enjoy List:

  • Sunshine
  • Rest day
  • Friday