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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 11, Wednesday

Sautéed Chicken Breasts / Lemon & Capers
Lemon Garlic Basmati Rice
Peas with Parmesan

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

      Lemon is the theme in this dinner, both with the chicken and the rice. Not a lot of chopping or cutting, and no long cooking: an easy dinner!

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Lemon & Capers

Total time: 30 minutes
     Chicken breasts, bathed in a light lemon and caper sauce, are always a refreshing main course

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Lemon & Capers Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Lemon Garlic Basmati Rice

Total time: 20 minutes 
     A bit of garlic, lemon and thyme adds a subtle hint of flavor to the Basmati that works perfectly with grilled or braised meats....  Especially those with a hint of lemon...

Lemon Garlic Basmati Rice Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Peas with Parmesan

Total time: 15 minutes
    I try to keep prepared, canned and frozen food to a minimum, but some foods, like peas, I think are actually better frozen; as well as difficult to get fresh.  And easy is nice....

Peas with Parmesan Ingredients: 

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium nonstick skillet with lid, 2 small saucepans
with lids

Slice onion, sauté
Mince garlic
Add chicken to onions, brown
Sauté garlic for rice
Add rice, sauté
Add stock, lemon, herbs, to rice, cover, simmer

Turn chicken
Slice lemon
Add stock, capers, lemon to chicken, cover, simmer
Put peas, stock in saucepan, cook
Grate Parmesan
Dissolve cornstarch in water
   Pause while stuff cooks
Remove chicken and lemon
Thicken sauce
Finish peas
Fluff rice, serve