We have been getting multiple thunderstorms/downpour rain for days now.  It's really putting a damper on my grilling plans for dinner.  My back-up plan: use my panini maker to grill up a delish dinner instead.  I got zucchini (yellow and green), eggplant, asparagus, and portabella mushrooms for my veggies.
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Yum!  I chopped everything up and let in marinate in some balsamic vineger for a few hours.
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Once it was time to grill I started with the zucchini and the eggplant since they take a little longer then the mushrooms.  It's not an exact science, I just grill both sides until they are cooked through. 
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As for the mushrooms, I scooped out the ribs before marinating and when it was time to grill I places them face down first.  Once they were almost cooked completely I flipped them over and topped them with goat cheese.  They aren't the prettiest part of the meal, but they are soooo good.
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I broiled the asparagus and made what I call asparagus fries.  Even though they don't taste anything like fries, I am so addicted to them cooked this way that I eat them like french fries.  To make them cut the stems and place them on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Roll them around on the baking sheet so they are evenly coated and then spread out in a thin layer before placing in the oven.  I broiled them for about 10 minutes, rolling them around halfway through, but it depends on the thickness of the asparagus.
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Please excuse the dingy pan, I don't like to use my nice ones when I'm making something that could burn a little.

Along with all the delish veggies we had brown basmati rice and parmesan crusted tilapia.  It was so good!
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WallStHoodRat
9/2/2011 07:54:50 pm

That looks amazing!

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Gwen Freeman
11/3/2011 12:22:26 am

Love this one! Yummy!!!

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