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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 9, Sunday

Barbecued Chicken Thighs
Potato Salad with Pimento Dressing
Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad

Cooking time:  60 minutes for menu       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          We use the rest or the Pimiento Dressing from Friday for the potato salad.  You can add a bit more mayonnaise to the dressing if needed.  Both the potato salad and cucumber salad will be finished later in the week.

Barbecued Chicken Thighs

Total time: 35 minutes
   We didn't marinate the thighs but basted with barbecue sauce, like we would for proper Barbecued Chicken. Divide the sauce in half so you have some for dipping.

Barbecued Chicken Thighs Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Potato Salad with Pimento Dressing

Total time: 25 minutes 
  Pimientos or pimentos are similar to roasted red peppers.  They are a heart-shaped red pepper that is a bit more flavorful and spicier than a red bell pepper. They are almost always found, roasted and peeled, in jars.  Use whole if you can, or strips.  Substitute roasted red peppers if you can't find the pimientos. You can use more for a stronger dressing.

Potato Salad with Pimento Dressing Ingredients: 

 Instructions:

Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad

Total time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour 
   This is my mother's recipe, as made by her mother.... Probably German in origin.

Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 60 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, large bowl, small plate, medium bowl,
2 small saucepans, slicer or processor, colander,
barbecue grill or roasting pan, basting brush

Peel, thinly slice cucumbers
Layer cucumbers with salt, set aside
    15 minute break
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Prepare chicken, rub with oil, salt, pepper
Start to cook chicken
Make barbecue sauce
Bring water to boil for potatoes

Slice potatoes, add to water, cook
Divide sauce, add oil to half for basting
Baste chicken
     Tidy up the kitchen
Make pimento dressing if not left from Friday
Mind the potatoes, drain, cool when done
    Pause whilst chicken cooks
Baste chicken
Finish the potato salad
Baste chicken
Drain, rinse, squeeze cukes
Finish cucumber salad
Remove chicken
Serve, remaining barbecue sauce on the side