Lazy and Delicious

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It’s grill time.

Summer time is a great time to grill things. It’s kind of counter-intuitive if you think about it– why would you put things on hot flames when it’s already super hot outside? But if winter makes you want to stay inside and snuggle with a warm drink and a book, summer makes you want to bask in the sun and set food on fire.

Good news for those who are too lazy to put work into cooking, like me! Grilling and putting things in hot boxes is super easy!

Here are some recipes.

1. Corn

Take corn in husk. Rip off the ugly brown hair that resembles Jimmy Neutron’s ‘do. Rub and wash the outside. Put on a grill, and close the lid. Wait until parts of the husk are the color of cardboard and you smell corn. Take the corn off. Remove husk and corn hair. Eat corn.

No grill? Heat oven to 350 degrees F, do same process and put corn in a middle rack for 30 minutes.

Inspired by this recipe.

Feel free to season with olive oil or butter, salt & pepper, or whatever else you like to put on corn.

2. Tomatoes.

Wash. Put each on squares of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put on grill and cover. Wait until you can’t stand it and must know what Santa brought you because you were nice all year. Look inside the foil. Has the tomato sweated? If yes, eat.

No grill? Heat oven to 350 degrees, wash tomatoes, slice into 1/2 inch slices, drizzle w/ olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put in aluminum foil container or glass pyrex or cookie sheet. Put in oven. It will probably be done in 20 minutes, but it really doesn’t matter. You will want it to look like it doesn’t want to stand anymore and that it just wants to be in your mouth.

3. Bell peppers or poblano peppers.

Wash. Put on grill and cover. Wait until the outside has charred. Take it off the grill (with tongs if you want to keep your hands). Gingerly peel off the outside charred skin (or hastily if you don’t want to keep your hands). Remove seeds and eat.

You can do that same in an oven. Probably at 350 degrees as well.

Feel free to season with olive oil, salt & pepper, or whatever else you like to put on peppers.

4. Artichokes.

Wash, with strokes in the direction of the leaves. It’s a thistle. It will ouch you. Cut in half and don’t hurt yourself. Put on a cookie sheet or aluminum foil pan or pyrex. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. and put face down. Add enough water to fill the container 1/4 inch. Take foil, press down on the top of the artichokes. Put in oven heated to 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Inspired by this recipe.

Jenna Marbles describes her love and recipe for artichokes here. It’s got some colorful language.

This is a picture of an artichoke when it grew in my backyard. This is what happens if you let it grow without picking it and eating it. artichoke

This is how to show it who’s boss. It may make your tomatoes slightly bitter, but the artichoke will be beautiful.

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This is the profile picture of a corn I had roasted in the oven. It’s topless because summer.Snapshot_20130611_1

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