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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 9, Wednesday

Grilled Pork Chops with Peanut Marinade
Grilled Dijon Potatoes
Grilled Onions, Shallots and Tomatoes

Cooking time:  40 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Dinner from the grill - no indoor cooking required!

Grilled Pork Chops with Peanut Marinade

Total time: 30 minutes
   Similar to a Satay, this slightly spicy marinade goes well with pork.  For maximum flavor, poke the pork with a fork after adding the marinade to allow it to penetrate the meat.  We had thin chops that cook quickly; try not to overcook, slightly pink is now preferred for pork.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peanut Marinade Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled Dijon Potatoes

Total time: 40 minutes
    The mustard keeps these from getting as brown as most grilled potatoes, but it also keeps them very moist.

Grilled Dijon Potatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled Onions, Shallots and Tomatoes

Total time: 30 minutes
    We don't often think of onion as a vegetable.... It is.  Combined with shallots and tomatoes it makes a lovely side dish.

Grilled Onions, Shallots and Tomatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

OR:  Put onions and shallots onto a baking sheet with a lip (my trusty 'pizza' pan) and roast in 400F (200C) oven for 25 minutes, adding the tomatoes for the last 10 minutes.

Cooking schedule: 40 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, dish for marinating, medium
bowl, (used 2 X) barbecue grill, 2 grill pans

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Mix mustard, oil, garlic rosemary
Cut potatoes, add to mustard, stir to coat
Start to cook potatoes
Make marinade for pork
Spoon over pork, set aside
Peel, cut onion

Peel, cut shallots
Mix oil, vinegar
Add onions, shallots, stir
Start to cook onions, shallots
Cut tomatoes
Stir potatoes
      Pause while stuff cooks
Start to cook chops
Add tomatoes to onions, stir
Stir potatoes
Turn chops
Remove everything and serve