Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mosaic Monday! Still Grilling!

Gorgeous day here on Long Island. Sunny and not too cold. No jacket, but no shorts either! Perfect kind of day to send the Griller out! Can't have the grill on without the obligatory Hot Dog. Hebrew National from the butcher, the kind by the pound. Has that very  special "snap" that you don't get with pre-packaged dogs! I think I've mentioned it before. Skirt steaks for Miss Picky and grilled Rack of Lamb for the rest of us! It's Sunday, I start out with high hopes and lots of recipe ideas for that big weekly family dinner, and after a whole day of lazy, I opted for the easy way out. Grilling and bottled marinade. Ok, so I doctored them up a bit. At least it's not takeout. Again.

Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce. Add some honey, some garlic and scallions. Not a bad thing at all. Great on skirt steak. The Rack of Lamb marinated in Greek Marinade for about two hours. Sauteed String Beans in Teriyaki sauce with red peppers and sliced almonds. and we started with Woodie's Tomato Salad, she got it from her friend, Jack, but I got it from her so it's Woodie's Almost Famous Tomato Salad here! So it's imple, so it's been done before, but it needs a name when they ask you what's for dinner. So Woodie's Tomato Salad it is. We don't know Jack :)

Joining in with Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday! Check out the Little Red House to see all the talented folks who post their beautiful mosaics!

Greek Marinade for Lamb Chops
Source: GroupRecipes
Printable Recipe

8 lamb chops
juice of 2 lemons
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fresh oregano (chopped) or 1/4 cup dried oregano
6 garlic cloves (sliced)
1/3 cup olive oil

Mix all ingredients together including the lamb chops.

Cover up and put in the fridge for 4 hrs or overnight, turning every once in awhile.

Grill for about 3 minutes each side at medium high heat for medium-rare, or until cooked to your liking.


Woodie's Tomato Salad
Source: Woodie
Printable Recipe

Slice tomatoes and spread out on a large platter

Sprinkle with...
thinly sliced red onion
finely minced garlic
salt & pepper
balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil

Serve at room temperature


  1. What a yummy mosaic. I like your recipes and food looks so good.

  2. Oh boy..tomato salad, skirt steak and a dog with a snap you do know how to eat right! Mmmm good! ~Jeanne

  3. Love your mosaic! It made me hungry! LOL

  4. I love your grilln' mosaic! Here I thought you were going to say Miss Picky had the hot dog but if she eats skirt steaks I don't call that picky :) Wonderful photos and thanks for the recipes and the suggestion to "doctor up" boughten sauces.

    Crisp, clear've read the manual already?

  5. Mmmmmm! Best Mosaic I've seen so far, of course I am I'm still waiting for my dinner to be done, I'm making meatloaf pie. Thanks for sharing

  6. Thanks for checking out my mosaic. Your blog makes me hungry. The food looks delicious!

  7. It was almost 70 here today! Great grillin' recipes. We pull the grill under the back porch and sizzle all winter ;)

  8. What a lovely mosaic and my mouth is beginning to water. My Mr. Precious is seeing that lamb chop and he's really getting hungry - lamb chops are his favorite.
    Thanks for popping in to see me,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Looking very good - Great that the new camera you're using???
    Today was gorgeous here also - but never thought of grilling..all covered and ready for winter!

  10. Wow, I'm drooling. Everything looks delicious.

  11. Oooh, edible eye candy and the recipes also...thanks

  12. a foodie blog!!! yay! and a yummy mosaic it is :)

  13. Yum! Today was like a bonus summer day and just perfect weather to light up the grill. Those lamb chops look tasty! Love the moasic!

  14. When I grow up I want to be a foodie. Everything looks sooooo good! I'm going to have to try a food mosaic, I think I'm playing it too safe.

  15. I always get good ideas from your "foodie" expertise!

    Keep on grilling!

  16. yummm I love the look of that Hot dog and steaks :) Your mosaic looks yumm!!!

  17. Great mosaic Carol! Perfect day for grilling and today will be the same. Are you using the new camera?
    We'll be grilling pizza tonight...

  18. Carol, our temperature here on Sunday was 73°F and sunny. So deliciously unpredictable for MI.

    Almost as delicious as that good ol' American hot dog and all the pretties in the collage!

  19. You have to love a warm November day ... Except for the gorgeous tomatoes, your mosaic is a carnivore's dream.

    We've tried to find the Hebrew Natl. hot dogs with the "snap". No luck around here, even at the butcher's. The packaged are pretty good, better than most brands.

  20. Yummy! I wish you lived closer I'd hop on by the food looks delicious! Jules

  21. Oh you've got some of my favorites here and you are making my mouth water. I love Hebrew National hot dogs and salami. Those lambsickles look so yummy. Another favorite of mine :0)

  22. I think you could name those tomatoes "Carol's Tomatoes" because you make them more than I (Woodie) ever did and probably more than Jack ever did also, LOL. Your dinner looks wonderful - I love everything you made - I guess I'd have to sample a little of everything.

  23. Yummy ... mouth-watering photos and mosoaic ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Sacred Ruminations

  24. Looks good, Carol. I ran across Woodie's/Jack's recipe the other day and need to make that.

  25. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words. I have been told that I am very talented and its true. Looking at your mosaic this week makes me hungry and I just had lunch :) Me too love take out food.yummy especially pizza :) anyways enjoy your nice day, here in aussie land is very hot, 30 deg cel. :)

  26. Live it up with your grilling while you have a chance!!
    The mosaic is fun and I need to try the lamb chops. Nice simple salad, but delicious.


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