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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 11, Sunday

Tomato Tart
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Cooking time: 60 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      I originally made this with Chevre.... This time it's with Brie.  I can't decide which I prefer.  The perfect end of summer quiche, stuffed with basil and tomatoes.  Cook the rice earlier for quicker assembly.  

Tomato and Chevre Tart 

Total time: 60 minutes, 45 if rice cooked earlier

tart base   I use a brown rice crust for this; it's healthier.  But you could certainly use a proper pastry or pie crust if you prefer.  Instead of Prosciutto you could substitute a bit of regular, baked ham or smoked turkey.  And any cheese would work, just don't use too much.... Use the aged goat cheese that comes with a thin edible rind.

 Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  When baking quiches or tarts, I put the dish on a sturdy baking tray, before pouring in the egg mixture, for easier handling.

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
   Summer fruits are at their peak.  I used white peaches and fresh strawberries. ( My strawberries are the ever-bearing variety.)  Use whatever peaches and/or nectarines and berries are in season.  A bit of sugar, vanilla and Greek Yogurt finishes off this salad.  You could also add a bit of fresh mint or a tot of rum.....

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 60 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, whisk, medium bowl, small saucepan,
lid, quiche or pie plate, baking tray

Start to cook rice
Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Slice cheese
Slice tomatoes
Tear Prosciutto
Oil quiche dish
      Wait for rice
Spread rice out to cool

Whisk 1 egg, shredded cheese
Add rice, mix
Pat into quiche dish
Bake crust
Remove crust, assemble quiche, place on tray
Whisk 3 eggs, yogurt
Pour egg mixture over quiche
Top quiche with tomatoes, bake
   30 minute break
Remove quiche when done, let rest
Slice peaches, prep berries
Make peach and berry salad
Slice quiche, serve