Monday, June 1, 2009

Dutch Oven Potatoes to Die For

In my house these potatoes are a must at a BBQ!! The go great with steak or chicken. I'm sure they would work with anything. I am a huge fan of dutch ovens. You can put the stuff in it and forget about it. I just flip over one of my cookie sheets cover with aluminum foil and put your coals and dutch oven on top of it!!

Use different kinds of potatoes sliced ¼ inch thick (I like to combine red and golden and regular potatoes together).
2 medium onions chopped.
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 lb. bacon cooked and crumbled
¼ cup butter
1 Tbs. fresh or dried chives
1-2 tsp. seasoning salt
½ tsp. pepper

Line Dutch Oven with foil ( i hardly do this, i just spray with pam)– toss the potatoes with ¾ of the cheddar and ¾ of the mozzarella, and the parmesan cheese and seasoning salt.
Top with bacon, butter and chives. Also salt and pepper.
No liquid
Bake covered 1 hour then sprinkle with remaining cheese.


Grilled Zucchini

This is one of our favorites and it's super simple, and if you have a garden and plant zucchini you always have tons.

Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Olive Oil
Freshly Grated Parmesan (none of that stuff that you buy on the shelf that doesn't need refrigeration before you open it)

Slice zucchini length wise in long 1/4 inch pieces. Drizzle olive on both sides of the zucchini, then salt and pepper each side. Put on the grill 5-10 minutes each side, depending on how much of a bite you want to it. Grate cheese over zucchini and enjoy.

This weeks theme

Well after a weeks break I thought we better get back to it. The idea I had for this week was Recipes you would take to a BBQ or picnic. Anything from main dishes to sweet treats. I have been loving the weather and have been wanting some good recipes to make so I have lots of excuses to BBQ!!! Even some good dutch oven recipes would be great!!!