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Menu Plan for the week of July 19, 2013:  Sunday's Recipes

Inside-Out Burgers
Quinoa and Lentil Salad
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Cooking time:  20 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      We normally don't eat buns with our burgers - mainly because it's too much food and We'd rather have more burger.  But I like tomato and cheese on it..... Or in it. These work best with a basket as they don't stay together well.  Or just be careful. This uses half of a 4oz (120gr) ball of Mozzarella. Use the other half on Tuesday.

Inside-Out Burgers

Total time: 20 minutes
    The cheese and tomato are on the inside.  The cheese melts (barely) but the tomato stays firm.  Serve with or without buns.

Inside-Out Burgers Ingredients:


Quinoa Pilaf and Lentil Salad

Total time: 5 minutes    30 minutes if cooking lentils and quinoa 
    I always try to cook rice, grains, beans etc. ahead in the summer so it's a quick dinner to mix them together and add a bit of vinaigrette for a healthy salad to go with something from the grill.

Quinoa Pilaf and Lentil Salad Ingredients:


Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
   Summer fruits are at their peak.  I used white peaches and fresh strawberries. ( My strawberries are the ever-bearing variety.)  Use whatever peaches and/or nectarines and berries are in season.  A bit of sugar, vanilla and Greek Yogurt finishes off this salad.  You could also add a bit of fresh mint or a tot of rum.....

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 20 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, whisk, 2 medium bowls, barbecue grill and

Turn on / light barbecue grill
Oil basket
Divide beef into 8 portions
Make 4 thin patties
Slice tomato, put slices on patties
Slice mozzarella, put slices on tomato
Put basil on mozzarella
Top with 4 thin beef patties

Secure in basket, set aside
Snip chives
Make vinaigrette
Make Quinoa and Lentil Salad
Start to cook burgers
Slice peaches
Stem and cut berries if needed
Turn burgers
Sprinkle sugar on fruit
Mix yogurt and vanilla, add to fruit, stir, refrigerate
Remove burgers
Serve burgers, Salad
Finish with Fruit Salad

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