Mr. Weber Comes To Dinner

Yep it was that Mr. Weber.

We picked him up on the side of the road last weekend. He had a flat tire. He was looking kinda tired. A little worse for wear. Someone had kicked him out of the house.  We invited him home, gave him a hot shower and a nice place to rest his tired self. We fixed his tire and replaced his rusty grill. By the time he had stayed a week with us he was looking refreshed and almost like new.

He loved our yard – full of flowers and critters – so inviting and comfortable. “Thanks” we said, “we like to think so.”

We asked him to dinner. He agreed to join us. He asked only one thing of us.

“Please don’t invite Mr. Kingsford, he stinks and I don’t really like him.”

We agreed – we never liked that guy Kingsford either. We decided to have a “theme night” and recreate the old west. We broke out the cowboy charcoal and grilled a flat-iron steak.

Baked up some big russet potatoes -loaded with butter of course. But the real star of the rodeo was the “summer jam.”

We washed it all down with some Pepsi from way back in the day.

Rodeo Summer Jam 2010

3-4 med size red bell peppers sliced in strips

3-4 large Italian sweet green peppers sliced in strips

2 small onions sliced thinly

3-4 large Roma tomatoes cut in large chunks

1 small jar of salty, briny capers (med-larger size not tiny) drained.

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 -3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Olive oil to generously coat and plenty of salt/pepper

Chopped fresh basil to sprinkle table side as desired

Combine everything except the fresh basil,tomatoes and capers. Spread in one layer on a sheet pan. Bake on bottom rack in well-preheated 375 degree oven for 30 mins. Take out of oven, toss and turn veggies; sprinkle tomatoes and capers on top. Return to oven for another 30 mins. Serve warm and juicy with the steak, fresh basil on side.

This is delicious later in week added to scrambled eggs or it freezes well and can be defrosted to use as a crostini/bruschetta topper.


2 comments on “Mr. Weber Comes To Dinner

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