Enter "Everything Grilled Salad" with a homemade pesto vinaigrette sauce. This meal was absolutely delicious! I cut up all the vegetables and while the hubby grilled the veggies and flank steak, I chopped fresh parsley and basil and garlic for the pesto sauce. It really is an easy recipe with a quick clean up... as long as you pull a "Rachel Ray" and keep a "trash bowl" on the side. :) And for the fun of it, we grilled some sausage as well for a little spice.
Here was the finished product:
The tomatoes, squash and zucchini slathered in a pesto vinaigrette was the perfect compliment to the steak and sausage.
Here's the recipe:
My kids gobbled the whole thing up so to reward them, I made heart shaped cookies (practicing for Valentine's Day) with a "window-pane" center. I never knew it was possible to melt a Jolly Rancher in the middle of a cookie while it baked, but it works! I'm glad I gave it a trial run because I realized I need to make my own dough rather than save time with a store-bought one. The shape of the cookie just does not hold with the store-bought kind.
I wish the centers kept the heart shape, but I'll work on it and let you know. Here is the recipe:
So that's about it. Hope you try the recipe. I don't think you'll be the least bit disappointed. Off to tend to my two sick little men. Staying home today equals lots of extra attention and love from me. What are Moms for right? :)
Have a beautiful Monday!