I'm a minimalist in the kitchen most months of year, but the recent Mid-Atlantic heat wave has caused me to ban the use of the oven, simplify food prep and shop at our neighborhood Farmer's Market.
Full disclosure, this meal was largely brought to you by Trader Joe's and several farmers within a 100 mile radius of Alexandria, VA - I simply put it together.
I grilled Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Kebabs ($7.99 for 6, already seasoned and skewered) that go from the freezer to your dinner plate in 15 minutes.
The salad is fresh spinach greens from Twinbrook Farms, strawberries from Westmoreland Beryr Farm and a few rounds of goat cheese from, of course, Trader Joe's. Simple, delicious and good for you. Why can't we cook like this all year?