Main Course Menu Plan: Week 7  Winter I

Day 1: Shrimp Creole over Brown Rice

Total time: 35 minutes    longer if you have to clean shrimp 
     Chock full of vegetables and shrimp, you can make this as hot as you like. Mon mari likes lots of red Tabasco on his; I prefer the milder green. Serve over Brown Rice for a heart-healthy dinner.

Shrimp Creole over Brown Rice Ingredients:


Day 2: Blanquette de Veau Veal in White Wine Sauce

Total time: 2 hours  
   Braised veal and vegetables, finished with a white wine sauce is a classic French dish, easy to make, delicious, and impressive to serve.  It can easily be expanded for a dinner party.

Veal in White Wine Sauce Ingredients:


Day 3: Meat Loaf Florentine 

Total time: 80 minutes
     While this meat loaf is chock-a-block with vegetables it still retains the 'proper' meat loaf taste and texture.  We'll eat it for 2 meals - and there may be enough for a couple of great sandwiches as well. I actually used about 19oz (540gr) in this because I had some bits in the freezer to use up.

Meat Loaf Florentine Ingredients:


Day 4: Stir-Fried Chicken and Broccoli with Barley  

Total time: 25 minutes 
    I use quick-cooking barley... Yes, I know, not as healthy as the slow variety, but still good! Toast the sesame seeds first if they are not already toasted.  Add crushed red pepper flakes if you like some heat, and/or use a hotter mustard.

Stir-Fried Chicken and Broccoli with Barley Ingredients:    


To toast sesame seeds:  Put them into a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Toss or stir them about in the pan until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.

Day 5:  Lemon and Soy Glazed Turkey Cutlets

Total time: 20 minutes 
    Turkey cutlets, are thin slices of turkey breast meat.  They cook quickly and are particularly well suited to savory marinades and sauces.  If you can't find them, substitute thinly sliced turkey tenderloin or chicken breasts. This is an intensely flavored, savory dish.

Lemon and Soy Glazed Turkey Cutlets Ingredients:


Day 6: Pasta with Pork, Peas and Peppers

Total time: 25 minutes
    Pork tenderloin can be cooked quickly while remaining tender. With frozen peas, this dish goes together quickly.

Pasta with Pork, Peas and Peppers Ingredients:


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