Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 4, Saturday


Weekly Menu

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Daily Recipes:


Cold Salmon Salad
Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary
Roasted Potatoes with Vinegar and Mustard
Baked Zucchini (Courgette) Sticks

Cooking time: 40 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       An easy, relaxing dinner. I did the Zucchini Sticks and Potatoes in the oven - easy, and the oven doesn't add heat to the kitchen like the cook top does. The rest of the dressing will be used in the salad on Tuesday.

Cold Salmon Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
    You can buy smoked salmon, either dry or moist, or use home-smoked.  You could also use cold, leftover grilled or poached salmon.  It makes a light, healthy first course.  For a light lunch, add a boiled egg, and a bit more tomato and some country bread. 

Cold Salmon Salad Ingredients:


Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary

Total time: 35 minutes
    Is there a better match than lamb and rosemary?  This simple marinade, with a bit of soy sauce and garlic, imparts a lot of complex flavors to our lamb chops.  Great grilled but equally good done indoors.  A grill pan for your stove top is nice but a hot nonstick skillet works fine.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary Ingredients:


Roasted Potatoes with Vinegar and Mustard

Total time: 35 minutes 
    We grill potatoes a lot in summer; with a lot of variations.... This one is almost like a hot potato salad.

Roasted Potatoes with Vinegar and Mustard Ingredients:


Baked Zucchini (Courgette) Sticks

Total time: 40 minutes  
    These are quickly prepared; bake, unattended and end with a nice crunch.  Easy peasy! And one can't have too many zucchini recipes in summer!

Baked Zucchini (Courgette) Sticks Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, whisk, 2 small bowls, 2 flattish bowls,
medium bowl, 2 baking sheets, dish for marinating,
barbecue grill and tools or skillet for chops

Turn on oven 400F (200C), arrange 2 shelves
Whisk egg, mustard
Mix crumbs, Parmesan
Cut zucchini into sticks
Roll zucchini sticks in egg, then crumb mixture
Start to bake zucchini
Mix vinegar/mustard, etc. for potatoes
Cut potatoes, add to vinegar/mustard, stir to coat
Arrange on baking sheet, bake
Mix marinade for lamb chops, pour over

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Prepare lettuce
Snip herbs
Make Dressing
Cut feta, slice tomatoes
Flake/cut salmon
Toss lettuce with some dressing, put on plates
Assemble salad, arranging nicely
Drizzle with dressing and serve
Relax, enjoy
Check on zucchini, potatoes
Grill chops when ready
Remove zucchini, potatoes
Turn chops
Serve all and enjoy

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