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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 11, Wednesday

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II
Rice Pilaf Salad

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

      Chicken breasts only need to marinate as long as it takes to get the grill ready... but longer is fine!  We prefer slicing chicken, rather than serving the whole breast - nicer presentation.

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II

Total time: 30 minutes
    I have a number of different marinades for chicken.  I decided it was easier to number them than come up with unique names. 

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Rice Pilaf Salad

Total time: 15 minutes
   Part of what cooking in summer is all about is making things easy.  Cooking extra Rice Pilaf to use to make a salad is a perfect example.  All that's needed is more vegetables and a light vinaigrette to make a great summer salad!  Any leftover salad makes a lovely lunch.  This dressing is similar to Ranch, but with far fewer calories and all natural ingredients.

Rice Pilaf Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: The Creamy Herb Dressing will keep a week.... And makes a great dip for raw veggies.

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, 2 small bowls, whisk, marinating dish,
barbecue grill and tools, medium bowl
Turn on/light barbecue grill if using
Make marinade, spoon over chicken
Snip all herbs
Cut cherry tomatoes in half

Make Herb Dressing
Open, drain, rinse beans
Make Pilaf Salad
Start to cook chicken
     Pause while chicken cooks
Turn the chicken
    Pause while chicken cooks
Remove chicken, slice
Serve