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Main Course Menu Plan: Week 10  Summer I

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Day 1: 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 .

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Day 2: Grilled Sirloin with Madeira Sauce

Total time: 20 minutes      plus marinating time 
    This makes a great dinner party dish: Use a larger, cheaper cut of meat, about 1 1/2" (4cm)  thick, and marinate 8 - 12 hours.  The rest of the ingredients can be doubled (I actually 'halved' everything for this version for 2)  You can also make more and serve the leftovers with pasta.  

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Day 3: Grilled Chicken Breasts Piccata

Total time: 30 minutes
  Capers, tarragon and lemon add a wonderful flavor to chicken breasts. Marinated for just 15 minutes, cooked on the barbecue grill and finished with a lemon, tarragon, caper sauce, these boneless chicken breasts make a lovely gourmet summer dinner, worthy of dinner guests... or just you!

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Day 4: Grilled, Marinated Pork Chops 

Total time: 25 minutes
    The marinade adds a zesty flavor to the pork and helps keep them tender as they cook.  Remember, slightly pink is okay, too done dries them out, and makes them rather tough.

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Day 5:  Cobb Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes 
   This is not a traditional pasta salad. With lots of vegetables and big chunks of ham, cheese and egg, no one will mistake this for a small side dish.  I didn't thoroughly cool the beans.  As I wanted them to retain a bit of warmth I just rinsed lightly.

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Day 6: Grilled Turkey Teriyaki

Total time: 15 minutes
  Turkey cutlets are great for a quick main course.  Paired with a simple Teriyaki marinade, these can be ready in under 10 minutes.... But you have to let the barbecue grill warm up!  Or just quickly sauté in a nonstick skillet. 

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