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Menu Plan for the week of June 7, 2013:  Tuesday's Recipes

Deviled Pork Chops
German Summer Salad
Warm Spinach with Bacon and Onion

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

     Spicy pork chops and leftover potato salad - easy dinner.  Round it out with a quick spinach sauté.

Deviled Pork Chops, Grilled

Total time: 30 minutes
  Pork chops with a kick, marinated and cooked on the barbecue grill.  If you want them hotter, more 'devilish' you could add a drop or 2 of Tabasco or other hot sauce. 

Deviled Pork Chops, Grilled Ingredients:

 Instructions:

German Summer Salad                                         Time:  5 minutes
   You can let this warm to room temp, or even heat it for a minute in the micro... Or, serve cold, as I do.

 Ingredients: 

 Instructions:

Wilted Spinach with Bacon and Onion

Total time: 15 minutes 
    One of my favorite ways to eat fresh spinach: tossed with bacon and onion and a dash of vinegar.  Be careful not to cook the spinach too long; it quickly goes from just wilting to fully cooked and limp.  You want it to still look like spinach leaves!

Wilted Spinach with Bacon and Onion Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, small bowl, dish for marinating,
barbecue grill

Mix ingredients for marinade, spoon on chops
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Get potato salad from fridge, stir
Prepare spinach
Chop onion
Sauté bacon

Start to cook chops
Turn bacon
Remove bacon when done, add onions
Turn chops
Crumble bacon
   Wait for stuff to cook
When chops are almost ready:
Add spinach to onions, stir
Add bacon, vinegar, remove
Remove chops
Serve