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Menu Plan for the week of May 31, 2013:  Thursday's Recipes

Warm Turkey and Garlic Pasta Salad
Lettuce and Tomato Salad

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     If you can get fresh, new garlic for this, it is excellent.  Sometimes it's available this time of year at the farmer markets. Either eat the salad with the pasta or while the pasta cooks.

Warm Turkey and Garlic Pasta Salad

Total time: 35 minutes
    This is based on a Williams-Sonoma recipe.  You'll get plenty of garlic flavor in the simmered stock - so adding the whole cloves to the pasta is optional; just discard after simmering if you choose.  The long, slow cooking does make them rather sweet, though, so you may want to try one!

Warm Turkey and Garlic Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Lettuce and Tomato Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
   This is a light salad.... Add a sliced, hard boiled eggs or a bit of ham, if you like.  We just enjoyed the fresh picked lettuce and tomatoes.

Lettuce and Tomato Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives
scissors, small bowl, whisk, pot and colander for
pasta, medium skillet, small skillet with lid

Put water on high heat for pasta
Peel garlic
Sauté turkey, garlic
Prepare lettuce, chill until needed
Turn turkey
Snip herbs
Remove turkey, set aside

Add stock to garlic, reduce heat, simmer
Make vinaigrette
Cut tomatoes
Cook pasta
     Pause while the garlic cooks or finish and eat salad
Stir garlic, make certain stock is reducing
Drain pasta, toss with olive oil, herbs
Slice turkey, add to pasta
Remove garlic, add to pasta if eating
Whisk stock, vinegar, mustard, oil for pasta
Add dressing to pasta, stir well
Toss salad, add tomatoes, cheese, Serve