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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 10, Wednesday

Barbecued Pork Chops
Grilled Potatoes with White Balsamic Glaze
Tangy Coleslaw

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

      Classic summer cooking: Barbecued Pork Chops, Grilled Potato Salad and Coleslaw.  Both the chops and the potatoes can be down in the kitchen as well.  The coleslaw will be good for several days.

Barbecued Pork Chops

Total time: 30 minutes
  Perfectly simple: a quick marinade to add flavor and moisture followed by a quick cooking on the grill.  I used rather thin, boneless chops. 

Barbecued Pork Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  If you cook it too long pork tends to be dry - unless you cook it really, really long - but that's winter cooking ... this is summer.

Grilled Potatoes with White Balsamic Glaze

Total time: 35 minutes
   A reduction of white Balsamic vinegar, sweetened with a bit of sugar, give these the hint of potato salad, but keeps the crispness from roasting. 

Grilled Potatoes White Balsamic Glaze Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Tangy Coleslaw (Cabbage Salad)

Total time: 15 minutes
  Another salad from my mother's collection.... But I'm pretty sure she got it from a local restaurant as the original recipe made 8 quarts!  I cut it down a bit, and made a change or two to make it easier for the home chef. This coleslaw was almost as famous as the Fish Fry!

Tangy Coleslaw Ingredients:

  Instructions:

Note: Use food processor for slicing if you have one.  Slice thinly or shred coarsely.

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, 2 small bowls, marinating dish, pan for
grill or baking sheet, barbecue grill or skillet, bowl
for salad, small saucepan

Light/turn on grill if using
Turn on oven, 400F (200C) if using
Cut potatoes
Mix paprika, oil, add potatoes, stir to coat
Cook potatoes - barbecue grill or oven
In small bowl mix marinade for chops
Put chops in dish, pour marinade over, set aside
Shred cabbage, put in bowl

Slice pepper, add to cabbage
Mix dressing, add to cabbage, toss to coat
Mind the potatoes
Heat white Balsamic vinegar, sugar
Start to cook chops
Snip basil for potatoes
Mind the vinegar reduction
Turn chops
Toss cabbage salad some more
Remove potatoes, put into serving dish
Pour vinegar over, stir
Add basil to potatoes, stir
Remove chops
Serve