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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 10, Saturday

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus / Caper Egg Salad
Barbecued Sirloin Steak
Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon and Green Garlic
Hot Spinach Salad

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

     The steak is a simple classic.  We like it rare, but cook it to your own taste.  Our beef is not as tender as most in the U.S. so we serve it thinly sliced (Great flavor though).  It's important to let any meat rest before slicing so the juices retreat from the surface back into the meat.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Caper Egg Salad

Total time: 25 minutes
   Asparagus that is a bit thicker than a pen is perfect, but any will work. Lay the spears at an angle on the Prosciutto to roll and place seam side down on the baking sheet. It you don't have a nonstick baking sheet, brush lightly with oil first.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Caper Egg Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Barbecued Sirloin Steak

Total time: 30 minutes
   Get any steak suitable for your budget and for grilling.  If you slice the steak, at an angle, even a tougher cut is delicious - and they usually have more flavor!

Barbecued Sirloin Steak Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon and Green Garlic

Total time: 35 minutes  
   New potatoes are early, tiny, immature potatoes of any color, usually 1" (2.5cm) or less in diameter. They have a high moisture content, are very creamy and usually cooked whole.  If you can't get new potatoes, use regular potatoes, cut into 4ths or 6ths.

Roasted New Potatoes with Lemon and Green Garlic Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Warm Spinach Salad

Total time: 10 minutes 
    This is a cross between a salad and a vegetable.  I've added a bit of bacon to it but you can leave it out for a vegetarian version.  Be careful to cook the spinach for a just a minute, only to wilt slightly.

Warm Spinach Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, medium skillet with lid (used 2 X),
baking sheet, baking dish, small saucepan with lid,
2 small bowls, plate, barbecue grill, tools, or broiler
or grill pan

Turn oven on 400F (200C), arrange 2 shelves
Turn on/light barbecue grill, if using
Boil eggs
Put large skillet of water on to heat
Mix marinade, spoon on steak
Trim asparagus, blanch
Cut potatoes, toss / oil, put in baking dish, bake
Drain asparagus, refresh in cold water
Wrap asparagus in Prosciutto, bake
Prepare spinach
Slice bacon, sauté
Slice green garlic
Squeeze 1/2 lemon

Snip herbs
Stir potatoes
Cool eggs, peel
Turn bacon off
Make egg salad
Remove asparagus
Arrange asparagus and egg salad on plates
Serve asparagus, relax, enjoy
Done?
Start to cook steak
Remove potatoes
Sauté green garlic
Reheat bacon, add vinegar, thyme, sugar
Turn steak
Add chives, lemon, potatoes to green garlic, sauté
Remove steak
Add spinach to bacon, stir-fry, remove
Slice steak
Finish potatoes
Serve  

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