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Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 11, Wednesday

Pork Chops with Ginger Caper Sauce
Quinoa
Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan

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

          This is not a common combination, but amazingly tasty, with just a hint of heat.  You need Greek yogurt, crème fraiche or sour cream for this.  Regular yogurt will not give a nice, thick sauce.

Pork Chops with Ginger Caper Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes
   Fry the chops, then kept warm while the sauce is quickly made. Remember, slightly pink pork is okay, and keeps it tender and moist.

Pork Chops with Ginger Caper Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Quinoa

Total time: 20 minutes
    Quinoa is very high in protein and "contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete food" according to Wikipedia.  It's also easy to cook and tasty - what more could we want? You can substitute Basmati or Jasmine rice.

Red Quinoa Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: Quinoa comes in black, red and tan.....  At least that's all I've found to date...

Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan

Total time: 25 minutes
  Watch the broccoli as it can go from perfect to over cooked and limp in a hurry.  Remove it from heat as soon as it's done.  It will be reheated when it's finished, so no need to keep it hot.

Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, skillet , small saucepan with lid,
saucepan with steamer basket and lid

Mince ginger and all garlic
In small bowl mix ingredients for sauce, set aside
Cut broccoli
Start to brown pork chops
Start to cook quinoa
Start to steam broccoli
Grate Parmesan if needed

Turn chops
       Pause while stuff cooks
Remove chops, cover to keep warm
Sauté garlic for chops
Remove broccoli, sauté garlic
Add stock to skillet for chops, stir, heat
Mind the quinoa, fluff if done
Add broccoli to garlic, stir, heat
Add sauce to skillet for pork, heat through
Finish broccoli
Finish pork
Serve and eat