I had some venison backstrap in the freezer from a whitetail deer Jacob shot last year. I let it thaw then marinated it for several hours in and oil and vinegar dressing, pepper, garlic powder and a bit of steak seasoning. I know, the spice combination may not be very authentically Middle Eastern, but this was an experiment. I cut up yellow and zucchini squash, onions and bell peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes.
Lessons learned: Next time I'll slice the squash thinner and use cherry tomatoes. Everything else was perfect.
I made some almost whole wheat pita breads. They would have been 100% whole wheat, but I didn't realize that I was almost out of whole wheat flour. So they are 75% whole wheat :) Jacob LOVED them and called them "Bible breads". He especially loves them with peanut butter. I was glad because he hasn't cared for some of the whole wheat things I've made in the past. I'll share the recipe in a minute.
Here are some photos of our evening for you to drool over:
My manly man manning the grill :) Notice our brand on the truck?
Almost whole wheat pita bread
1 T yeast 1 T honey
1 1/3 c. warm water 1 T oil
2 t. salt 3 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
In a large mixing bowl sprinkle yeast over warm water. Stir in salt, honey, oil and 1 1/2 cups flour. Beat til smooth.
Stir in 1 cup flour. Knead in as much of the remaining flour to make a smooth and elastic dough. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Punch dough down. Knead until smooth and elastic. Wash out bowl and grease with a little oil. Place dough in greased bowl and turn to coat.. Cover and let rise til doubled.
Punch dough down and divide into 8 equal parts. Shape each piece into a ball and let rest for 30 minutes.
On a lightly oiled or floured surface, roll or pat each piece into a 7 inch circle.
Preheat oven to 500* F and place an upside down pizza pan on bottom rack of the oven. Let breads rise for approx. 30 minutes. When bread is ready to bake, gently place one or two breads on the hot pizza pan. Bake for four to seven minutes or until lightly golden and puffed up into a ball.
Cool on wire racks, but cover them so they do not dry out. If not using right away, store in plastic bags.