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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 10, Day 1

Pasta with Shrimp (Prawn) and Avocado Sauce
Sautéed Chard with Red Pepper

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       We're using the rest of the red pepper in the Chard.  You can use any shape pasta you like for the Shrimp; I used fettuccini.

Pasta with Shrimp (Prawn) and Avocado Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
    The avocado makes a wonderful, creamy sauce for the pasta with only the 'good' fat. You can use heavy cream in place of the milk if you crave that richness, but I don't.  It really doesn't need it!  Grilling the shrimp adds another dimension to the dish, but you could just poach them quickly in a skillet in a 1/2 inch of water with a bit of lemon and pepper or use pre-cooked .

Pasta with Shrimp (Prawn) and Avocado Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Chard with Red Pepper

Total time: 15 minutes
   Rainbow Chard, Red Pepper and Onion makes a colorful, flavorful side dish that is stir-fried quickly. 

Sautéed Chard with Red Pepper Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium bowl, whisk, pot for pasta, colander,
strainer, large skillet, blender, pasta bowl, barbecue
grill or skillet

Put water on high heat for pasta
Chop pepper, onion
Prepare chard, slice
Tend to the shrimp if needed
Snip chives

Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Make avocado sauce
Mix chili powder, garlic, lemon, add shrimp, stir
Cook pasta
Sauté onion. pepper, chard stems
Cook the shrimp, remove, set aside
Drain pasta, rinse, drain, put into serving bowl
Add chard to onions, stir-fry
Add avocado sauce to pasta, toss to coat
Add shrimp, chives to pasta, finish
Add vinegar, soy sauce to chard, finish, Serve