Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 8, Tuesday


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Daily Recipes:


Pork Chops Creole
Quinoa with Green Onion and Spring Herbs
Sautéed Snow Peas (Mangetout) with Green Onions

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

     A last bit of spicy, skillet pork to finish the winter cooking season. This uses the rest of the tomato sauce from Friday.  Use green or spring onions (spring onions are slightly larger with more of a bulb).

Pork Chops Creole

Total time: 40 minutes
    Use boneless chops for this if you can get them.  The lively sauce keeps them tender even though they are only simmered 20 minutes or so..

Pork Chops Creole Ingredients:


Quinoa with Green Onions and Herbs 

Total time: 25 minutes   
    This near-perfect food of the Incas has slowly been gaining recognition in the culinary world. It cooks quickly and has a nutty flavor that goes with everything. It is normally ready to cook, but if not it will need to be rinsed first.  If you can't find it substitute Basmati or Jasmine Rice.

Quinoa with Shallots and Herbs Ingredients:


Sautéed Snow Peas (Mangetout) with Green Onions

Total time: 15 minutes
     Spring onions are the small, round white onions that appear in spring.  If you don't have them use green onions.   If the snow peas are small, leave them whole.  If they are large (2", 5cm) cut in half of thirds, at an angle.

Snow Peas with Spring Onions Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, medium skillet, small saucepan
with lid, small skillet

Sauté pork chops
Slice onion, pepper
Mince garlic
Turn chops
Trim, slice mushrooms
Trim, slice all green or spring onions, divide
Remove chops
Sauté vegetables and spices

Snip herbs
Return chops to skillet
Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire to chops
Cover, simmer
Cook quinoa
Trim, slice snow peas
   Pause while stuff cooks
Turn pork, stir
Sauté onions, snow peas
Sauté onion for quinoa
Combine quinoa, onions, lemon, herbs
Add vinegar, soy sauce to snow peas
Put chops on platter, spoon sauce over, serve all

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