|Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Vegetables|
Holidays are important to me, especially when family and friends are around. Holidays are a chance to be creative in the kitchen and prepare more food than needed, as an offering of love to those partaking. Long before it became fashionable to sit down and have a home made dinner every night with your children, we were doing that. My tasting partner and I made it a point of having dinner with our children every night together, and as they grew up, we worked our schedules around theirs so the tradition continued. It is important to us. Memorial Day was fast approaching and none of our children were returning home, and I was recovering from a bad cold, so I really wasn't interested in inviting friends over, but it was a holiday and there should be grilling. Since my tasting partner is still following the ‘vegan at home diet’, any grilling I might be doing would only be vegetables. Pitiful, but true. I ended up grilling a number of vegetables that I had marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and served them on a bun, along with coleslaw and baked yams. It wasn't your traditional Memorial Day barbecue, but the Portobello mushroom and vegetable burger was delicious and will continue to be served throughout the summer grilling season. My tasting partner is thrilled.
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