With IMBB? IV just a few days away, I'm spending a lot of time thinking about what I want to grill. As I mentioned a few days ago, I'm not exactly the most experienced griller in the world. I've been poring over my new copy of "The Vegetarian Grill"and browsing the internet for ideas. I'm toying with ideas like a pizza dinner, something Mediterranean (think eggplant!), and this recipe from this website I discovered the other day (very cool site, BTW!). I, of course, would make the latter with Boca Italian Sausage. You'll just have to look up the recipe to find out what I'm talking about. =) I want to make an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. I have dessert all figured out, regardless of what I decide on for the main dish. If I make pizzas, I have a plan for some kind of kabob for an appetizer... herein lies the epiphany in progress. I'm thinking some kind of bruschetta-style kabob. How weird does that sound? I think chunks of good, crusty bread, along with maybe some kalamata olives and onions, could be really good. It would be almost like croutons on a skewer, I guess, with bruschetta topping ingredients in between. I'm still ironing out the details, thinking about ingredients. Little tomatoes are always a possibility, along with basil leaves and slices of garlic. It all depends on what the entree turns out to be. The trick will be to choose things that would cook in a fairly short amount of time so the bread doesn't completely incinerate.
Like this whole IMBB? thing isn't exciting enough, my 7-year-old nephew is flying in from San Diego tomorrow to spend three weeks here!! Well, he'll stay with my parents, but I plan to spend as much time with him as possible. He's such a neat kid. Yes, he's coming all by himself. He did this last year, too. He's amazing -- three weeks away from his home, his parents, his life, in a completely different environment, and it doesn't faze him a bit. I get homesick when I go away for a weekend! He just goes about his business and does whatever we plan for him. I don't have any recent pictures of him in the computer, but you can bet my new digital camera will be put to good use while he's here! I'll be sure to post a picture or two once in a while. He's the cutest little boy in the world, of course. Just wait 'til you see him! I really wish my brother and sister-in-law were coming, too, but Rick's in the Navy, so it's really hard for him to get time off, let alone coordinate with Joelle's vacation schedule. Plus, I think they enjoy some time to themselves when Kyle's here. =)
Sorry I don't have any exciting pictures to post about food today, either. It's hard to photograph an epiphany. You'll just have to be patient for a couple more days, until I finally put this whole plan into action and document it.