Oops… misspelled the veggie word up there… what I really meant it to say was Barbecuing with a FREAK! That’s more accurate. When you think of the word FREAK and then you think of the word barbecue… your first thought should be to hide the matches and unplug the gas tank. After that, a nice sturdy strait jacket should totes do the trick. That was just a hypothetical situation I described (by the by). Meanwhile, back at the hot dog roaster… barbecuing is the quintessential summer activity and usually includes some type of meat. Meat with grissel… meat with eyeballs still stuck to it… just animal served up on a platter after being seered by fire! Caveman like roasted bloody wildabeast!
Needless to say, this vegetarian doesn’t barbecue for the most part… except on those rare occasions when I feel I need to start all over on a bad hair day and so accidentally slam my head into the flames… I don’t think that counts, though. Sunday, the family decided to have a barbecue. What’s a gal to do!? Besides being a salad shooter, I’m also a germ-a-phobe and certifiably psychotic, so there was basically no conceivable way this was going to go down okay for me. I’ll just eat a twig and a sprig of leafy things said the anorexic supermodel. (Guh… I WISH!!!) I’ve decided I could only be anorexic for a total of 8 nighttime hours… unless I sleepwalk eat, then maybe only 25 minutes… TOPS!
Back to the story, tangentierer! So, the family was planning to eat meaty grilled things like chicken and shrimp kabobs. Rather than be left out, I decide to make me a vegetable kabob and then lay a piece of tinfoil on the grill to put my kabob down on top of (sorry, germ-a-phobe rules say the vegetable cannot touch the surface of the meat… as if I’d ever survive a piece of grissel on my zucchini.) Concensus: Grilled vegetables equals pretty durn good. I now am planning out all sorts of veggies and fruits to grill up on the grilling tinfoil… starting with a pineapple… MMMMMMM… barbecues! I have officially entered summer (too bad there’s only a month of it left!)
Question of the Day: What is your favorite thing to barbecue? Have you barbecued yet this summer?
My psychoticness is soooo not that obvious from this picture… is it? At least I didn’t barricade the meat with a mashed potato moat.
Summertime dinner included, grilled veggie kabob, orzo salad with vegetables, corn on the cob, a few baked french fries, and a multigrain roll!
Two of my favorite barbecue guests… Corbin and his elephant ears and Makayla making me a vegetarian dinner out of play dough… that a’ girl!
Multicolor playdough waffles! Tasted much better than that paste I was so used to eating as a kid!