June totally snuck up on me this year, bringing with it the warm weather I have been impatiently waiting for and leaving us just days from the end of school. Geesh. Where did the time go?
Now that we’re headed for the lazier days of summer, we’re getting hot and heavy with our grill. I am a total grill addict -- especially a foil-packets-of-vegetables-on-the-grill addict. Foil packets are a great way to make a side dish (or another component of a dish) without having to heat up the kitchen. So, you can probably guess this, but I cook in foil packets pretty often in the summertime.
One thing I have been trying to do over the past few years is to take meals typically cooked in the oven and adapt them for the grill. That means that dishes (like sausage and peppers!) that always seem like more of a winter dish can get a summer makeover.
For these Grilled Turkey Sausage and Peppers
sandwiches, I cook green bell peppers with Vidalia onions in a foil packet. They get soft and (the onions, at least) sweet, but still retain a little of that crispness. It’s a great mix of textures and flavors when you layer the spiced sweet Italian turkey sausage with the peppers and onions, marinara and mozzarella cheese on a toasted bun. Delish.
More Grill Fun
If you want to keep your belly full and your kitchen cool, learn how to cook outdoors! Here are some great grill How To’s to get you going:
Featured recipe: Grilled Turkey-Sausage and PeppersSarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
What’s your favorite meal to grill?