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Menu Plan for the week of July 12, 2013:  Monday's Recipes

Leftover Pork Loin in Barbecue Sauce
Couscous with Tomatoes and Basil
Fried Green Beans
Cucumber Salad

Cooking time: 15 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     As long as the pork will be ready so quickly, I served the quickest side dish I could think of: Couscous.

stuffed pork loin, slicedBarbecued Stuffed Pork Loin, leftover

Total time: 15 minutes
   Sometimes things are just easy!



Couscous with Tomatoes and Basil

Total time: 15 minutes 
    Simple couscous finished with garden-ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and a light vinaigrette- easy and delicious!

Couscous with Tomatoes and Basil Ingredients:


Fried Green Beans

Total time: 15 minutes  
   A simple preparation to highlight the best of summer vegetables.  Adding a bit of oil to the butter prevents it from browning or burning.

Fried Green Beans Ingredients:


Old-Fashioned Cucumber SaladOld-Fashioned Cucumber Salad

Total time: 2 minutes




Cooking schedule: 15 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl whisk, medium bowl, lid, small
saucepan, baking dish, medium skillet

Turn oven on, 350F (175C)
Heat chicken broth
Slice pork
Lay pork in baking dish, pour sauce over, bake
Top and tail beans, fry

Put couscous in bowl, pour broth over, cover
Snip herbs
Slice tomato
Make vinaigrette
Fuss with beans
Get the cucumber salad from fridge
   Pause a second
Finish couscous, beans
Remove pork
Serve and eat

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