Main Course Menu Plan: Week 2  Spring I

Day 1: Fillet of Sole España

Total time: 35 minutes
    Sole is often sautéed, but baking in a light sauce results in a moist, flaky fish that needs little attention.  This recipe is easy enough for the novice cook but impressive enough for a dinner party.  It can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more, just use larger or more baking dishes.

Fillet of Sole España Ingredients:


Day 2: Tagine of Lamb, Chickpeas and Potatoes

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
   Lamb with a Moroccan influence: a bit spicy, but not hot (my preference).  Add hot sauce or harissa if you like the heat. 

Tagine of Lamb, Chickpeas and Potatoes Ingredients:


Day 3: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Total time: 3 hours  for corned beef;    60 minutes for ham
      The traditional 'boiled dinner' for St. Patrick's day!  Corned Beef normally comes in packages of about 3 lbs, so be prepared for sandwiches (or guests).  There are enough vegetables to use in Corned Beef Hash for the leftovers....

Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients:


Note: If using ham 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp peppercorns, and 1 tsp dried thyme to water.  

Day 4: Corned Beef or Ham Hash with Poached Eggs  

Total time: 30 minutes  
    A classic, and so easy to do with leftovers from a Boiled Dinner. 

Corned Beef or Ham Hash with Poached Eggs  Ingredients:


Day 5:  Pork Chops with Yogurt Mustard Pan Sauce  

Total time: 30 minutes 
      The chops are quickly browned then braised for 20 minutes to get fork-tender.  They're finished with an easy, yogurt and mustard pan sauce.

Pork Chops with Yogurt Mustard Pan Sauce Ingredients:


Day 6: Chicken Breasts with Sherried Mushrooms

Total time: 30 minutes
    Mushrooms soak up the flavors they're cooked with, and when simmered with a bit of sherry, they turn simple chicken breasts into an elegant, gourmet dish suitable for guests... or just a delicious mid-week treat.  For a dinner party I would use the cream... Midweek I use the milk or stock - which is what's on the List.  

Chicken Breasts with Sherried Mushrooms Ingredients: 


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