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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 8, Monday

Cumin-Scented Grilled Chicken
Roasted New Potatoes Dijon
Asparagus with Soy and Balsamic

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

     If you are ready to use the barbecue grill - here is the official start.... If not, simply sauté in a nonstick skillet; the flavors will still shine. Use whatever asparagus you have left.

Cumin-Scented Grilled Chicken

Total time: 30 minutes
     Cumin adds a hint of Northern African fare to this marinated chicken breast.

Cumin-Scented Grilled Chicken Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Roasted New Potatoes Dijon

Total time: 45 minutes  
     New potatoes are another spring delicacy.  They are very tiny, usually covered in dirt and only keep a few days.  If you can't find them at a farmer's market, use small fingerlings. 

Roasted New Potatoes Dijon Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Asparagus, Stir-Fried

Total time: 10 minutes  
    This is a quick stir-fry; the asparagus should be crisp-tender, lightly browned and slightly blistered. Serve hot or warm. 

Asparagus, Stir-Fried Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium skillet, bowl (used 2X), whisk, baking sheet,
dish for marinating, barbecue grill or medium sk
illet
Turn oven on 400F (200C)
Wash potatoes, dry
Mix mustard, garlic, oil, whisk well
Add potatoes, coat, lay on baking sheet, bake
Same bowl - make marinade
Put chicken in dish, add marinade, turn to coat

Light barbecue grill if using
    10 minute break
Cook chicken
Cut asparagus   slowly ;-)
Turn chicken
   Pause while stuff cooks
Stir-fry asparagus
Add soy sauce, vinegar, stir-fry, remove from heat
Remove chicken, slice if you like
Remove potatoes
Serve