Everything But the Kitchen Sink
I was asked to bring a large salad/pasta dish to a birthday BBQ last weekend.
I had heard this Bobby Flay recipe for toasted couscous with grilled vegetables was the bomb.
Well, it wasn't. It was a big bore.
It was lacking something and after all that "chillin' and grillin'" I thought, hey, why did I make this?
It was such a chore, slicing all those vegetables, standing at the grill, toasting the couscous, making the dressing and chopping the herbs. Did I really need a recipe for this? No.
In the end it was saved. I threw in everything but the kitchen sink.
I added grilled chicken, ricotta salata and a ton of lemon juice and extra herbs (mint, basil, parsley) to make it a delicious summer picnic entree.
I will stick to my tried and true recipes from now on.