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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 8, Monday

Grilled Turkey Teriyaki
Sautéed Mushrooms
Brown Rice with Snow Peas (Mangetout)

Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I knew I would have just a few too many mushrooms by the end of the week, so I added them to this dinner - I do hate waste.  

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. 

Grilled Turkey Teriyaki Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Mushrooms 

Total time: 15 minutes
  I make these whenever I have a few extra mushrooms on hand.  Usually they get eaten with a toothpick before ever reaching the table....

Sautéed Mushrooms Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sesame Brown Rice with Snow Peas (Mangetout)

Total time: 30 minutes
     A cross between a stir-fry and a pilaf, the snow peas and red pepper add color and crunch to brown rice.

Sesame Brown Rice with Snow Peas Ingredients:

 Instructions:

To toast regular sesame seeds:  Put them into a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Toss or stir them about in the pan until lightly golden, 2 - 4 minutes.

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan with lid, medium skillet, large
skillet, barbecue grill or skillet for turkey

Start to cook brown rice
Turn on/light barbecue grill if using
Trim, slice mushrooms
Sauté mushrooms
Pour marinade over turkey
Cut red pepper

Trim, slice snow peas
Mind the mushrooms
      Pause while rice cooks
Toast the sesame seeds
Sauté red pepper, snow peas
Start to cook turkey
Add rice, soy sauce to skillet, stir-fry
Turn turkey
Remove rice
Remove mushrooms
Remove turkey, Serve