Double-Duty DinnersYou're probably enjoying the benefits of grilling this summer. But think twice about it. You can fire up the grill once and cook enough for two meals―tonight's dinner, plus extra food that can be turned into a second, different meal for lunch or another night. Simple sides round out each dish into a full menu. Read on for ideas for beautifully crafted makeovers.
Lamb: Menu One• Lamb Steaks with Herbes de Provence and Grilled Sweet Onions
• Orzo with grape tomatoes and sautéed zucchini
Grilling is what gives all the flavor to this unbelievably simple preparation. The flavor of the caramelized onions highlights the natural sweetness of the lamb.
Vegetarian: Menu One• Grilled Vegetable Pitas with Goat Cheese and Pesto Mayo
• Baked potato chips
Tangy goat cheese, creamy mayo, chewy bread, crisp lettuce, and tender grilled veggies come together in this dish for a delicious union of flavors.
Vegetarian: Menu Two• Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables
• Green salad with pear tomatoes
Leftover grilled vegetables seasoned simply make a satisfying meal in this supereasy, superfast pasta, dressed only with olive oil, basil, and Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese.
Chicken: Menu Two• Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken
• Soft breadsticks
• Cubed cantaloupe with cracked black pepper
Three extra lemon-grilled chicken breast halves give body and flavor to this classic caesar salad.
Keep the Coals Burning
Grill Once, Eat Twice
Fire up the grill and cook enough for two meals with these double-duty recipes.