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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 8, Thursday

Salisbury Burgers
Pasta with Cannellini Sauce

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

          The vegetables are in the pasta sauce - easy dinner.

Salisbury Burgers

Total time: 30 minutes 
    Similar to the oft-dreaded 'Salisbury Steak', only much, much better. Finished with a red wine and mushroom sauce.

Salisbury Burgers Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Pasta with Cannellini Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes  
    White beans make a wonderful creamy sauce, without the cream and lots of cheese. I also use this with filled pasta (ravioli) in which case, I leave out the cheese in the sauce. 

Pasta with Cannellini Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet
with lid, pot and colander for pasta,
medium saucepan, pasta bowl, blender

Heat water for pasta
Chop onion, finely chop 2 tbs
Chop celery, finely chop 2 tbs
Slice mushrooms, finely chop 4 tbs
Make burgers
Cook pasta
Sauté burgers
Chop shallot, mince garlic

Sauté shallot, garlic
Turn burgers
Shred cheese if needed
Add wine, beans, stock to shallots, simmer
Remove burgers
Sauté onion, celery, mushroom, paprika
Purée sauce, return to saucepan, add thyme, heat
Add stock, wine, tomato paste to skillet, stir
Return burgers to skillet, reduce heat, simmer
Drain pasta, put in bowl
Add 1/2 cheese to sauce, stir, pour over pasta
Sprinkle with remaining cheese
Serve all