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This is not a recipe post but just a gentle reminder that when it comes to all the bounty of our gardens don’t forget the BBQ!

We cook most of our garden veggies on the outdoor grill.  It doesn’t heat up the house, it is fun to cook outdoors…and it is so very yummy!

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This week we are having a family/friend get together at our home to celebrate the life of my mother in law who finally passed a few days ago after a valiant fight.

We will be barbecuing…one of the things I’ll be doing is vegetable kabobs.  They are easy and super delicious!

Any sort of veggies that will hold their shape on the grill work well… peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, cherry tomatoes.

Pre-soak skewers if you are using wooden ones.  I invest in metal skewers years ago, they are much easier an have a nice little circle on the end to make flipping easier.

Wash veggies and cut into chunks and thread onto skewers.

Brush with marinade.  You can use your favorite Italian dressing, teriyaki sauce, or make a simple butter sauce by melting butter and adding freshly chopped herbs (my favorite is basil) and finally minced garlic or garlic powder.

Grill 4 to 6″ from medium heat grill for 8 to 10 minutes turning and basting frequently until they reach your favorite tenderness…I like mine with some crunch left in them.

Remove from grill brush with marinade and serve.

If you are looking for something simpler you can put all your vegetables in a foil packet, pour on marinade and put directly on the grill.  Not as pretty and kabobs but quick and easy!

I use my grill all summer long…here I am fire roasting peppers to freeze later.

We use the grill for pizza too!  It is an easy way to not heat up your house in the summer and there is just something about grilled foods that just says ‘summer’!

So what is your favorite thing hot off the grill?

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