And you know what he said? "Burgers".
Well, okay then. So we had burgers!
For the burgers, I picked up some gourmet Fiesta burger patties from Sunflower Market. While Uz grilled up the meat, I sauteed some onions, jalapenos, and purple bell peppers in olive oil for a burger topping. We served them with whole wheat buns, and I think there was some mashed avocado in there, too. My burger was HUGE, and I only ended up eating half of it.
For a side, we had Grilled Ratatouille Pasta from Everyday Food magazine. It was WONDERFUL. It made a big amount, so it could definitely serve as a main dish.
Grilled Ratatouille PastaFrom EveryDay Food magazine
Serves: 4 for a main dish, 8-10 for side dish
4 large tomatoes, cut into thick slices
1 small eggplant, cut lengthwise into thick slices
1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into thick slices
1 small red onion, halved
2 bell peppers, halved
1/4 - 1/2 c. olive oil for grilling
12 oz cavatelli pasta
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
shaved parmesan cheese
Grill all vegetables until slightly charred, brushing with olive oil as needed. Set on a cutting board and let cool slightly.
Cook pasta as directed on the package. Reserve 1/2 c. pasta water.
Roughly chop vegetables and add to pasta. Add olive oil and vinegar, with salt and pepper. Use pasta water to make a slight sauce (I only added 1/3 c.) Top with parmesan.