Main Course Menu Plan: Week 1  Summer I

Day 1: Marinated Salmon with Brown Sugar Yogurt Sauce

Total time: 20 minutes
    The salmon, marinated in an herbal bath for 15 minutes, is cooked on the barbecue grill or baked and served with a cold, hot-sweet sauce.

Marinated Salmon with Brown Sugar Yogurt Sauce Ingredients:


Day 2: Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions

Total time: 35 minutes
     With a lovely piece of flavorful, tender filet mignon this is truly marvelous main course. But the savory-sweet onions will make even a lesser cut shine.

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions Ingredients:


Note:   Could be done under the broiler (grill) or quickly pan fried over high heat for about the same time.

Day 3: Ham, Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad 

Total time: 25 minutes 
    I love cold ham in salads of any type and beans with basil is always a hit.  Here, it all comes together with a lower fat/calorie dressing of half mayonnaise and half Greek Yogurt. 

Ham, Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad Ingredients:


Day 4: Salad with Turkey, Beans and Feta

Total time: 20 minutes  
  I can get small cans of beans so I like to combine different types and colors.  If you only have access to the 15oz (450gr) cans or jars use all 1 type/color... which ever you prefer.  The turkey cooks quickly, either on the BBQ or in a nonstick skillet.

Salad with Turkey, Beans and Feta Ingredients:


Day 5:  Pork Chops Diablo, Grilled, summer version

Total time: 30 minutes
  Pork chops with a kick, marinated and cooked on the barbecue grill.  If you want them hotter, more 'devilish' you could add a drop or 2 of Tabasco or other hot sauce. 

Pork Chops Diablo, Grilled Ingredients:


Day 6: Spicy Barbecued Burgers

Total time: 20 minutes
        Slightly spicy burgers, topped with a ketchup based sauce.  Serve with or without buns, pickles and onions. They have enough flavor to stand alone.  If cooking on the barbecue grill, a grill basket or mat makes it easier.

Spicy Barbecued Burgers Ingredients:


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