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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 5, Tuesday

Sweet and Sour Chicken Salad
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

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

     We still have lots of lettuce in the garden - so more salads.  If you have chicken/hen left from Saturday, you can use it here.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Salad 

Total time: 25 minutes
    You can use bottled Sweet and Sour Sauce or my recipe - which makes just the right amount.  I usually use mushrooms raw in salads, but sometimes, as here, they are sautéed to absorb and blend the flavors.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: Toast sesame seeds in a dry, nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, 3 - 6 minutes. Start flipping them or shaking the skillet after 1 - 2 minutes and remove as soon as light brown.

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
   Summer fruits are at their peak.  I used white peaches and fresh strawberries. ( My strawberries are the ever-bearing variety.)  Use whatever peaches and/or nectarines and berries are in season.  A bit of sugar, vanilla and Greek Yogurt finishes off this salad.  You could also add a bit of fresh mint or a tot of rum.....

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, dish to marinate, small saucepan,
skillet, barbecue grill and tools, salad spinner, large
salad bowl, medium bowl
Pour Teriyaki sauce over chicken, allow to marinate
Turn on/light barbecue grill
Toast sesame seeds
Slice mushrooms, peppers
Sauté mushrooms, peppers in oil & Teriyaki
Make sweet and sour sauce, allow to cool
Remove mushrooms, peppers, set aside
Prepare lettuce: wash, spin dry
Cook chicken

Make vinaigrette
Toast sesame seeds if needed
Turn chicken
Stem cut berries if needed
Slice peaches
Sprinkle fruit with sugar, stir
Add yogurt, vanilla, chill
Remove chicken, let rest
Toss lettuce, herbs, with half the vinaigrette
Add mushrooms, peppers, toss
Slice chicken, arrange on top
Sprinkle with sesame seeds
Drizzle with a bit more vinaigrette
Serve, remaining vinaigrette on the side
Don't forget the fruit salad

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