6.20.2010

chick food for father's day

I realize this looks like a whole lot of chick food for father's day but let me assure you, there was some grilling of steak going on, too!

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I spied these fun skewers in Better Homes and Garden July issue. Don't you just love 'em?! The only thing I wasn't pleased with was how difficult it was to skewer the crumbly feta. I thought it would be great to add some pepperoni to the skewers with the mozzarella and basil. I used black olives but, of course, kalamata would be better. I also found these wonderful Persian cucumbers at Trader Joe's. They were delicious!

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I had some wild greens that needed to be used so I whipped up this salad as well. No recipe really. Just greens, raspberries, pistachios, what should have been goat cheese but I didn't have any and a nice balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

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Just look at all of that amazing goodness! I love the pop of color in this salad.

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My husband's parents brought some steaks for grilling and for dessert my daughter grilled up some pineapple to pair with vanilla ice cream. The grilled pineapple dessert was a perfect finish to a lovely meal.

Hope you all enjoyed your Father's Day as well.


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30 comments:

Danielle said...

sounds like you had a lovely dinner! love the raspberries in your salad. I'll have to remember that. I think the only fruits I've used in a green salad are grapes and strawberries (ya...I have some salad "growing" to go)

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely dishes! So colourful and refreshing.

Faith said...

These are some beautiful dishes that such scream summer! I especially love the skewers, I'm going to give them a try!

bellini valli said...

These are amazin options for the first day of summer Kim:D

Joanne said...

You guys had a seriously wonderful father's day meal! I would want those skewers as a main course...but that's just the cheese and veggie lover in me! (Plus I'm a chick. That has to account for some of it!)

Foodessa said...

I'll defintely love to have some of that refreshing berry salad...YUM.
Those fancy kebabs look absolutely wonderful. You certainly wanted to challenge yourself with that feta...but I get the feeling you'll find a better substitute next time ;o)
I would have never described these kebabs as 'chick' appealing...they're great for all ;)
Your Father must have been gleaming over his pride of his dedicated daughter.
Well done Kim ;o)
Claudia

doggybloggy said...

at first I read "chic" food - no matter it still looks tasty and refreshing.

TKW said...

Kim, everything looks great! About the feta--if you feel like splurging, pay a few extra bucks and get Greek feta...it's creamier and not nearly as crumbly as the other kind! It was one of the happier things I learned in Greece last year.

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

That salad looks awesome! I often add strawberries to salad, but never raspberries. I'll hav eto get some raspberries and try it. So colorful and yummy!

jacqueline said...

I am DROOLING!! Sounds like you had an amazing father's day weekend! I am loving your skewers...yes yes yes i do! And that salad looks soo yummiee!! You are really amazing. :) Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What pretty veggie kebabs. Like a little rainbow on a stick.
Hope you had a wonderful father's day weekend.
*kisses* HH

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Look at those skewers... lovely! I don't like feta, so I would have just used mozzarella... or maybe some brie! Mmmm. Thinking of grilling made me hungry.

Jeannie said...

Such love vegetables! Love all the colors. great photography as usual.:D

Holly said...

Looks really really good!!

Juliana said...

Oh Kim...so pretty the dishes...love the colors and the flavors of it :-) Great pictures!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The skewers look amazing! So fresh and colorful! The salad too with raspberries. Very special!

Krista said...

This is some gorgeous food! It reminds me of just how much I love the summertime. I bet this meal was incredible.

Sweet and Savory said...

Looks like we were both in the kabob mood! Yours look great~so did the feta melt on the grill?

Fresh Local and Best said...

This post reminds me of all of the beautiful produce to be grateful for in the summers. The skewered veggies are so much fun to eat.

Pink Martini said...

Oooo, everything looks so good! Stopping by from SITS to say hello. :)

sweetlife said...

your chic food looks awesome, full of color and flavor..i bet even the guys enjoyed this..

sweetlife

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from SITS! My husband would have loved this for dinner. I love all the colors.

Claudia said...

That does look fabulous - using summer bounty at it's best. The colors do pop and now I wish I had your skewers and salad for breakfast!

Randi Troxell said...

oh wow!

those veggie skewers looked AMAZING!

Stella said...

I like chic food, Kim! These skewers look so good. My Cauldron Boy, unbeknownst to him, is cleaning the grill tonight. So I'm bookmarking this (smile)...

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

I love those skewers, such a great idea! And what a great combo of flavors in the salad. I just bought some gorgeous raspberries at the farmers' market, so I'm feeling inspired :)

Janice said...

What a feast!

clearlytangled said...

your salad is beautiful. i really like the addition of raspberries.

Emily said...

Oh wow, your salad looks SOOOOO good. I need to remember that the next time we have friends over for dinner. It's 9:30 in the morning and it still managed to make me hungry for some yummy, delicious salad!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Mmm, beautiful and looks delicious. Well done. Love raspberries in salad and I want to reach thru the screen and grab the skewers!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

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