Good Morning, Sunshine!
We had planned to grill last night and had acquired all the fixings to do so — steaks, farmers market loot, freshly picked potatoes, etc. Plans changed at the last minute, however. No worries. A little improvising turned Saturday’s dinner into Sunday’s breakfast.
On the Menu:
Steaks (sirloin for Michael and filet for me)
Potatoes with thyme, lemon and sour cream chive sauce
Eight Ball Zucchinis, Avocados, Heirloom Tomatoes & Lemons
Screwdrivers and iced coffee
Corn on the cob
Figs, plums and donuts (more on this later)
Here’s how it went down. I sliced the potatoes with a mandolin and seasoned them with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh thyme from my mother-in-law Nancy’s herb garden.
We grilled these on a grid over the charcoal. Once they were done I seasoned them with Maldon salt and drizzled them with grilled lemon.
These will haunt my dreams.
We gave the avocados, lemons, tomatoes and zucchinis similar treatment – olive oil, salt & pepper, thyme and grilled them, as well.
We first grilled avocados last Summer and now we’re hooked. They’re delicious warm or room temperature.
Full disclosure – Michael was supervising grilling activities, so I took a moment to pour a couple beverages. Dinner for breakfast called for some iced coffee and a screw driver.
Cobs. We typically soak ears of corn in water before grilling them and keep them dressed in their finest husks. As we had originally planned to grill last night, these guys had been soaking for about 16 hours and were pretty well-hydrated. We buttered them, sprinkled with Maldon salt and chives before serving.
My steak went on first as I prefer mine a bit more well done than Michael. When they were close to done we added the figs and plums as they don’t really need to cook, just sear and heat through.
I topped the steaks with some homemade pesto and let them sit for a few minutes while we warmed some of my favorite bread (Three Chili Cheese) on the grill, which I also slathered with pesto.
Everything was delicious. I think I enjoyed the potatoes the most.
Oh, I forgot. About dessert. More about that later. It involved doughnuts.