Dining Alfresco

All of a sudden it’s summer (or so the weather is telling leading us to believe)! So, this weekend we took the grill out of storage and have been eating our meals outside.

Our first outdoor meal of the season:

Veggie burgers with shoestring sweet potato fries and freshly picked dandelion salad – yum!

Here’s to many more alfresco meals to come!

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4 thoughts on “Dining Alfresco

    • This was the first time I tried to make sweet potato fries. So I thought it would be a good time to use my mandoline. I soon found that the mandoline works better with more uniformly shaped fruits and veggies, and as these sweet potatoes were from Tim’s mom’s garden, they were not very uniform. But I eventually got all the potatoes cut, threw them in a bowl, then coated them with olive oil, and seasoned with pepper, kosher salt, and a bit of Italian seasoning (thyme, rosemary, oregano). I baked them on a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) in the oven at around 400ºF mixing every so often until browned a bit. Because they were cut so thinly, some of them burnt. This was just an experiment, so next time instead of shoestring, I’ll probably just make regular fries. But they are pretty!

      As for veggie burgers… Nothing store bought (that I’ve found) compares to the veggie burgers they used to have at Ruby Tuesday. I say “used to” because they recently switched to a more typical veggie burger. They have done this before, maybe they will switch back to the good burger again… but I digress…

      This time we had Morningstar Farms Mushroom Lovers, and Amy’s California burgers. We also like the Morningstar Black Bean burgers. However, I do not claim to be an authority on veggie burgers.

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