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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 5, Wednesday

Beef Patties with Caramelized Onions
Fried Potatoes
Braised Cauliflower with Bacon

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Burgers and Fries..... Sort of....

Beef Patties with Caramelized Onions

Total time: 35 minutes 
    We use 10oz and make 2 nice burgers.  If you want more meat just increase everything else (not the caramelized onions) proportionately. 

Beef Patties with Caramelized Onions  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fried Potatoes 

Total time: 30 minutes 
    Another simple dish that is often overlooked.

Fried Potatoes  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Braised Cauliflower with Bacon    

Total time: 25 minutes 
    For years I only steamed cauliflower. I'm discovering other methods work equally well, with delicious results.

Braised Cauliflower with Bacon Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium bowl, large skillet, medium skillet, small
skillet with lid

Thickly slice onion for burgers
Heat butter in large skillet
Add onions, sauté
Cut potatoes
Fry potatoes, medium skillet
Mix all ingredients for burgers except beef
Add beef, mix well, form into patties

Sauté bacon, small skillet
Cut cauliflower
Mind the potatoes, onions
Remove bacon, add cauliflower, water, cover, simmer
Onions brown? move to the side and add patties
   Pause while it all cooks
Turn beef patties
Mind the potatoes
    Pause while it all cooks
Remove patties, finish onions
Uncover cauliflower, finish
Give potatoes a final flip and Serve all