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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 6, Day 1

Crusted Sole
Orzo Florentine

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

       An easy dinner for the end of the week.  The sole and orzo finish in the oven.

Crusted Sole

Total time: 15 minutes
     Sole is a delicate, flavorful fish.  Here it has a light coating of crumbs.... Not so much as to overwhelm it.

Crusted Sole Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Orzo Florentine

Total time: 40 minutes
   Florentine, or 'cooked in the style of Florence', means that there is spinach in the dish. Here the spinach is combined with cooked pasta and shredded cheese and baked until bubbly.

Orzo Florentine Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
dish for thawing spinach, small saucepans with lid,
plate, baking sheet, medium bowl, baking dish

Turn oven on, 375F (190C), arrange 2 shelves
Finely chop shallots, sauté
Add orzo to shallots
Add stock, herbs to orzo, cover, simmer
Thaw spinach
Mix crumbs, herbs on plate

Lightly oil baking sheet, baking dish
Shred, grate cheeses
Squeeze spinach dry
Mind the orzo
Dip sole in crumbs, lay on sheet
Drizzle oil
Combine orzo, cheeses, spinach
Put in baking dish
Bake sole, orzo
     12 minute break while it finishes
Remove Sole, Orzo, Serve