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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 6, Day 2

Grilled Filet Mignon with Glazed Mushrooms
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Sautéed Carrots

Cooking time: 35 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       We don't often have steak - but there is something about summer and cooking on outdoors, that just seems to call for it.  Use any cut you like.

Filet Mignon with Glazed Mushrooms

Total time: 35 minutes 
     Small, thick-cut filet mignon are perfect done on the barbecue grill.  A wrap of bacon adds flavor and helps the steak stay moist.   We've painted these with a light marinade and served with some savory glazed mushrooms.

Filet Mignon with Glazed Mushrooms Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Saucefresh tomato sauce

Total time: 25 minutes   
     With all of the garden fresh tomatoes of summer why have a cooked sauce?  This is so simple, so good, so fresh and so, well, summery. 
Just be careful not to grate your hand.....  And make sure your tomatoes are at their peak!

 

 Ingredients:

 

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce Instructions:

If they're not garden ripened, flavorful tomatoes you might have to add some Balsamic vinegar and olive oil... but that defeats the idea!

Sautéed Carrots

Total time: 25 minutes
      I always have carrots in my fridge.  They keep well so don't have to be used right away and it's nice to have a veg around in case of emergency!  Besides, they're good and good for us!

Sautéed Carrots Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, whisk, small bowl, medium bowl, small
skillet with lid, pot for pasta, colander, barbecue
grill and tools
Put water on high heat for pasta
Wrap bacon around steaks, secure
Make marinade for steaks brush on
Cut tomatoes in half, grate
Put tomato sauce in bowl for pasta
Clean, slice mushrooms
Turn on/light barbecue grill

Clean, cut carrots
Cook pasta
Sauté mushrooms
Sauté carrots
Snip basil, add to tomato sauce
Mind the mushrooms, carrots
Add stock to carrots, cover, reduce heat, simmer
Cook steak
Drain pasta, rinse, drain well
Uncover carrots, finish
Turn steaks
Add pasta to sauce, stir
Remove steaks, serve all

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