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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 1, Wednesday

Pork Chops Diablo, Grilled
Grilled Pepper Pasta Salad

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

        The chops I get are thin, around 1/4 inch (.6cm). I usually do 3. Try not to overcook pork as it tends to make it dry and tough, slightly pink in the center is perfect.

Pork Chops Diablo, Grilled, summer version

Total time: 30 minutes
  Pork chops with a kick, marinated and cooked on the barbecue grill.  If you want them hotter, more 'devilish' you could add a drop or 2 of Tabasco or other hot sauce. 

Pork Chops Diablo, Grilled Ingredients:

 Instructions

Grilled Pepper Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes
   
Grilling peppers and onions adds a layer of sweetness not found with simple frying.  If you don't do them on the grill, roast them on a baking sheet in a 400F (200C) oven for 30 minutes, stirring once.  They should be just slightly crispy around the edges in spots when done.

Grilled Pepper Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl (used 2 X), whisk, large bowl, dish for
marinating,  pot and colander for pasta, grill pan
for peppers/onions or baking sheet,
tongs,
barbecue grill and tools, salad bowl

Put water on high heat for pasta
Turn on/light barbecue grill / (oven 400F, 200C)
Mix marinade, brush on chops
Slice peppers, onions
Mix oil, vinegar in large bowl
Add peppers, onions, mix

Put peppers, onions in pan, cook
Start to cook pasta
Snip basil
Slice celery
Cut olives
Start to cook chops
Mind the peppers, onions, remove when done
Make vinaigrette
Turn chops
Drain pasta, rinse, drain again
Put pasta and all salad ingredients into large bowl
Add vinaigrette, toss well
Remove chops and serve