Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 12, Tuesday


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Daily Recipes:


Grilled Ham with Red Eye Glaze
Pasta with Red Bean and Herbs

Cooking time: 25 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     When I lived in the U.S. I loved smoked pork chops - so substitute those if you like. With it, a simple pasta dish, with some beans and whatever herbs are in the garden or fridge.

Grilled Ham with Red Eye Glaze

Total time: 15 minutes
    A Southern Classic, moved to the barbecue grill.  The glazed is boiled to reduce it a bit, then used both to baste the ham and as a finishing sauce.  As the ham is already fully cooked, this is a very quick dish.

Grilled Ham with Red Eye Glaze Ingredients:


Pasta with Red Bean and Herbs

Total time: 25 minutes
     Pasta, with red beans and fresh herbs, lightly dressed with a simple vinaigrette makes a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats.

Pasta with Red Bean and Herbs Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, pot for pasta, colander, small
saucepan, barbecue grill or large skillet

Put pasta water on high heat
Make red-eye glaze, reduce
    Wait for water to boil
Turn on/light barbecue grill

Cook pasta
Open beans, drain
Snip herbs
Start to cook ham, baste
Make vinaigrette
Turn ham, baste
Put beans, herbs, vinaigrette in bowl, stir
Drain pasta, add to bowl, stir to mix
Baste, remove ham, pour rest of sauce  over, Serve

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