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Menu Plan for the week of July 26, 2013: Wednesday's Recipes

Chicken and Grilled Pepper Pasta Salad
Sliced Tomatoes

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      A pasta salad from the grill - with more garden-ripened tomatoes to round out the meal.  We'll finish the feta in the zucchini tomorrow night - but if you think you have more than you need, sprinkle some on the tomatoes.

Chicken and Grilled Pepper Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes
     Grilled chicken and grilled or sautéed vegetables put a new twist on the old 'macaroni' or pasta salads of my childhood. Serve the chicken cut in chunks, mixed with the salad (my choice) or sliced and served on top (mon mari's choice).

Chicken and Grilled Pepper Pasta Salad Ingredients:


Sliced Tomatoes

1 or 2 ripe tomatoes

Slice and serve with salt and pepper.  

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, whisk, 1 small bowl (used 2X), dish for
marinating, pot for pasta, colander,
barbecue grill
and grill pan or skillet, large bowl for salad
Put water on high heat for pasta
Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Make marinade, pour over chicken
Slice peppers, onion
Toss peppers, onion with oil
Cook peppers, onion
Cut tomato for pasta
Make dressing

Slice carrot, put into large bowl
Cook pasta
Remove peppers, onions, add to bowl
Cook chicken
Snip herbs, add to bowl
Slice celery, add to bowl
Add tomatoes to bowl
Turn chicken
Drain pasta, rinse, drain well, put in bowl with vegetables
Remove chicken, let rest
Add dressing to pasta / vegetables, stir to combine
Slice chicken, add to salad, stir, or not
Slice tomato, add feta if using....