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What else can I make?

My boyfriend, his family, and I are grilling out tomorrow. We're doing the basics: chicken, burgers, au gratin potatoes, corn on the cob, and some sort of dessert. What else could I make that would go well and I could possibly make tonight?

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  1. grilled asparagus or some kind of vegetable?

    1. I would cut up a bunch of veggies to grill along with the other stuff. Asparagus, zucchini, red onion, peppers, etc... no need to make tonight! If you really want to make something though, could go for a broccoli salad.

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      1. re: pamd

        Yes, broccoli salad....or coleslaw, always better after a few hours or overnight in fridge.

      2. Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad is always a nice side to grilling.

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        1. re: mbfergie

          I agree with the tomato, onion, and cucumber salad suggestion. It is always nice to have something light and cool with heavier dishes like potatoes au gratin.

        2. Can't go wrong with the grilled vegatable suggestions. This past weekend, we had mushroom, pearl onions, peppers and zucchini on skewers. I soaked the skewers first, and seasoned the vegatables. I used separate skewers for each vegatable,as they all cooked for different times. I also seasoned some asparagus and threw that on the grill. I saw that you are having au gratin potatoes, which are great. Lots of times, I buy small potatoes, and throw them in some boiling water for a few minutes, brush with a little S/P and olive oil, and skewer and grill. AFter they are done, you can add some chives, or your favorite herb.

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            1. re: HitchChic

              So good, and so easy. It is a nice change from potato salad.

            2. re: macca

              Radicchio is awesome grilled. You can have it as is or turn it into a salad.

              Also, veggie "napoleons" - stacks of eggplant slices, portobello caps, red onion slices and cheese grilled until fused together. A great side (or main, for vegetarians).

              1. re: piccola

                My boss makes the napoleons- he calls them stackers. He brought some in and we had some for lunch the other day. so good.

                1. re: macca

                  Stackers is a more accurate name, I think. Either way, they're awesome.

                  1. re: piccola

                    They were so good- I think he soaked the eggplant in wine and cooked a bit before making the stackers. Had never had them before, but they were good even though they were reheated.

                    1. re: macca

                      Yeah, you're supposed to grill the veggies separately before assembling and grilling again so the cheese melts.

                      They're a staple at my house.

                      1. re: piccola

                        I will definitely have to try it. I have grilled potobellos, but these are much, much tastier.

                    2. re: piccola

                      What kind of cheese do you typically use to make these?

              2. You should have something light as well. I second the grilled veggies. A little olive oil, salt and pepper is all they need. And I love a cucumber salad with a vinaigrette dressing.