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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 6, Thursday

Spanish Pork with Peppers and Olives
Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs and Parmesan

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

           More from Spain: In traditional Spanish cooking the emphasis is on the combination of vegetables, some of which may seem strange but it's simply using what is available.

Spanish Pork with Peppers and Olives 

Total time: 30 minutes
     Spain, like most countries with a warm climate, grows and eats lots of peppers.  In Andorra I used long, green chilis.  Now I make do with bell peppers.  Use hotter peppers if you prefer.  And the olives?  They're everywhere!

Spanish Pork with Peppers and Olives Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs and Parmesan

Total time: 25 minutes 
    This is a simple dish that works with anything.  I used spinach spaghetti.

Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs and Parmesan Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, pot and colander for pasta
Put water on high heat for pasta
Slice onion, sauté
Cut carrot, add to onion
Slice peppers, add to skillet
Mince all garlic, add half to skillet
Slice pork
Remove vegetables, sauté pork
Cook pasta
Cut olives

Dissolve cornstarch in water
Grate Parmesan
Turn pork
Return vegetable to skillet, add olives, etc.
Cover, simmer
     Pause while it all cooks
Drain pasta
Sauté garlic, herbs
Remove pork
Thicken vegetables slightly
Arrange vegetables around pork
Add pasta to garlic, toss, remove
Add Parmesan to pasta, serve