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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 1, Monday

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled
Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf

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

     We're not really marmalade lovers, but, I do love the flavors they add to marinades.  Orange is easy to find, but if you can get lemon or grapefruit, use one of them instead for a slightly different flavor.  They add just enough sugar to help the meat get slightly caramelized. We'll use them all summer long.

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled

Total time: 30 minutes
   When you are marinating any sort of meat it helps to poke a fork into it, then turn the meat several times to soak up the marinade.  The orange marmalade and sherry give the chicken sweetness, while the ginger and garlic add some heat.

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf

Total time: 25 minutes 
    This rice is cooked in beef stock, just to vary the flavor a bit. Substitute Basmati. 

Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, dish for marinating, small saucepan, lid,
medium skillet, barbecue grill, tools or skillet

Make marinade, spoon over chicken
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Wash, drain spinach, slice large leaves
Chop carrot, onion, sauté

Start to cook rice
Start to cook chicken
    Pause while stuff cooks
Turn chicken
Mind the carrots, onions
When rice is done, add to skillet with spinach, soy
Remove chicken, slice if you like
Finish rice pilaf
Serve