Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lazy Gal's Grilled Zucchini

I ment to post this on Monday, but I was wrapped up on getting ready for an annual audit at our office on Tuesday, which we did great on woohoo! I had another busy weekend. We missed the hide party due to my husband getting sick so I don't have pictures but I hear it was another great party with lots of great food.

Saturday I spent the day finishing up taking down all of our Christmas decorations and while I was listening to the radio I decided to do one of those "be the 100th caller" and go figure I was that caller! I won the American Idol DVD game, David Archuleta's and David Cook's Cd's and I'm now in a drawing to win 3 day 2 night trip to Disney World for the grand opening of "The American Idol Experience" attraction. Since I'm a contester I rush to look online and read all the disclaimer and details and it looks like I have a 1 in 27 chance of being picked. The funny part is I'm still listening to the radio and then text a couple of friends a couple hours later telling them to call in and my friend calls in and wins as well. What are the chances? We figured we should have jumped on a plane and flew to Vegas, but I had to much stuff to do. So now we'll be listening on Friday between 3pm and 7pm to see if one of us gets the call.

Sunday I worked on 2 recipes for the mega mother contest of all contest PILLSBURY! My dream is to make it there one day so I've spent all my time trying to think up new stuff. I hope not to have too many flops and torture my poor husband with my experiments. So while I did this my husband was stuck making dinner. It's not all that bad since we ate steak and twice baked potatoes. I made a quick and easy side to throw in my helping hand since he had all the work to do.

Check out these monster size rib steaks my hubby found on sale!
Lazy Grilled Zucchini
olive oil mixture

Olive Oil Dipping Mixture (This is a great dipping sauce with bread I mix up a big batch and use it on everything) Best if made ahead of time.

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
pinch of salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine all of the olive oil dipping mixture. Slice zucchini and drizzle on olive oil mixture. Grill until desired texture is reached.
I mixed up some twice baked potatoes and served the meal with a nice wine that paired really well with the food.


  1. Allie, the zucchini looks great, but then so does the rest of your meal.

  2. Yummy! Zuchini looks really good and so do those steaks!

  3. I love grilled zucchini. It brings out the flavor! Yours looks perfect!

  4. This looks great. In the winter, I cut zucchini into sticks, toss it with olive oil and a seasoning blend, and roast it at about 425 until it's browned and tender - delicious!

  5. YUM! You guys always cook the best dinners!

  6. This looks tasty! The dipping sauce sounds like I may take down a loaf of crusty bread with if only I could wash it all down with that wine!

  7. Allie, I finally got around to reading your last few posts. That is great you get to participate in the Rodeo events. We used to hang out there for about 2 weeks each year because my brother-in-law was in charge of all the security. I always loved the food on the fairway and we had seats in the upstairs Club.
    I didn't realize they made "picture studios". Maybe I can tell everyone I want one for my birthday. I just got a tripod so my pictures will not be so blurry.
    I envy you guys grilling outside as we are having "O degrees" here overnight.
    Out of about 4 or 5 PBO experiments, I got one I like. This might take forever this year.