The next best thing to sleeping in during summer might be using the backyard and grill as the main kitchen. If anyone else is like me, I’d do it everyday—all day—but my kids get tired of grilled-flavored food.
I don’t even know how that is possible when there are so many possibilities, like this Grilled Summer Flatbread that’s basically a vehicle for cleaning out your refrigerator.
For this one, I gave some chicken a quick brush of olive oil, salt and pepper and a heavy dusting of Zatar. For everything else on the flatbread, anything works, but zucchini is always a favorite paired with a corn relish and a drizzle of green harissa.
My kids gave this a big meh and ate it because I made them and then ran outside to play. Of course, not before I explained to them that not everything can be fried, dipped or rolled in some crushed chips. Might as well have told them the importance of the historic summit going on in Singapore–which is to say, their response were eye rolls to blank stares.
And . . . “This is something mom would make.”