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Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops

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Grilled Carrots and Potatoes Dijon

Menu Plan for the week of August 30, 2013:  Thursday's Recipes

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops
Grilled Carrots and Potatoes Dijon

Cooking time:  40 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     As we come to the end of summer cooking we'll do some easy favorites. I don't often find nice-looking bone-in pork chops, but I did this time.

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops                               Preparation and cooking time:  25 minutes
      Sometimes we just have to be easy... And it's not easy to duplicate a bottled Teriyaki sauce!

2 - 4 pork chops, depending on size  12oz (360gr) boneless, 16oz (480gr) bone-in
4 - 5 tbs Teriyaki marinade

Pour marinade over chops, and let marinate for 10 minutes.  Remove from marinade and cook on barbecue 10 - 15 minutes turning once or under broiler for 12 - 15 minutes turning once - or sauté in large skillet 10 - 15 minutes (you get the picture).  Baste with any remaining marinade.  In all cases it depends on thickness and test for doneness by slicing and peaking.   Remove and serve.

Grilled Carrots and Potatoes Dijon           Preparation and cooking time: 30-40 minutes
   Dijon-style mustard lends a bite to these roasted vegetables, not much.... Just a little, to make them interesting.  They can be done on the barbecue or in the oven; either way, stir them once or twice.

2 medium potatoes
2 - 3 carrots
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
1 tbs sherry vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs fresh thyme    substitute 1 tsp dried

Cut potatoes in 4ths the long way and then in thirds the short way.  Peel carrots then cut in thirds the short way, then each length in half.  Put remaining ingredients into medium bowl and mix well - it will get thick.  Add potatoes, carrots and toss well to coat.  Now you have two choices: you can put them in the oven on a baking sheet with lip (trusty round pizza pan) and bake at 400F (200C) for 35 minutes, or put them in an old 'for barbecue only' metal pan and cook over direct heat on the barbecue, stirring frequently until brown and done, 20 - 25 minutes or over indirect heat for 35 - 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Cooking schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium bowl, dish for marinating, grill pan,
barbecue grill

Light/turn on barbecue grill
Cut potatoes
Peel carrots, cut
Mix mustard, oil, vinegar, cumin, garlic, thyme
Add potatoes, carrots, stir to coat, put in pan, cook

Spoon Teriyaki over pork chops
Stir potatoes and carrots
      Pause while veg cook
Start to cook chops
    Pause while it all cooks
Turn chops
Stir potatoes, carrots
   Pause again
Stir potatoes, carrots, remove
Remove chops, serve

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