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Menu Plan for the week of August 16, 2013: Wednesday's Recipes

Grilled Chili Pork Chops
Basmati Rice Avocado Pilaf
Courgette  (Zucchini) Patties

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      We'll use the other half of the avocado in the rice. 

Grilled Chili Chops

Total time: 30 minutes
      Do 2 boneless chops or 3, thinner, bone-in chops.  It all depends on availability and your appetite.  The marinade adds a zesty flavor to the pork and helps keep them tender as they cook.  Remember, slightly pink is okay, too done dries them out, and makes them rather tough.

Grilled Chili Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Basmati Rice Avocado Pilaf

Total time: 20 minutes
      Fragrant Basmati flavored with cream avocado, a few tomatoes, fruity olive oil and fresh herbs.  Simple for summer.

Basmati Rice Avocado Pilaf Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Zucchini (Courgette) Patties

Total time: 25 minutes
   Up until 6 years ago I had never eaten a zucchini.  It started with my neighbor dropping them off... Then I planted them... This was one of my first recipes and still a favorite.  If you don't have bread crumbs, take a rolling pin over 2 - 3 plain crackers (put the crackers in a plastic bag). Do not grate the zucchini in advance.

Zucchini (Courgette) Patties Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, medium bowl, whisk, dish for marinating,
box grater, small saucepan with lid, large nonstick
skillet, barbecue grill or large skillet

Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Mix marinade for pork
Spoon marinade over pork, set aside
Sauté rice
Add stock to rice, cover, cook
Whisk egg
Add crumbs, Parmesan, to egg, whisk
Shred zucchini

Add zucchini, chives, to egg, stir
Start to cook pork chops
Heat oil in skillet
Divide zucchini mixture into 4ths, spoon into skillet
Pat zucchini out a bit, sauté
Cut avocado into cubes
Cut cherry tomatoes in half
Snip herbs
Check the rice, fluff if/when done
Add avocado, tomatoes, herbs, oil, vinegar to rice, stir
Turn the zucchini patties
Turn the pork
Remove zucchini/courgette patties
Remove pork, serve