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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 9, Thursday

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Sweet Corn

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     More sweet corn - the best of summer!  Save leftover yogurt for next week.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Total time: 30 minutes
    I know the classic Caesar Salad is made with Romaine lettuce, and dressed with a raw egg, olive oil and lots of garlic.  This dressing lightens it, makes it a bit healthier, but still keeps the flavor of the original Caesar.  Plus, it makes a great main course for summer!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sweet Corn 

Total time: 15 minutes
   Nothing says summer like corn on the cob.  We've tried roasting it and boiling it... and if I ever find a method that is better than plain old steaming I'll add it to the recipes....

Sweet Corn Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, pot for pasta, colander, large
nonstick skillet or barbecue grill and grill pan
,
large pot and steamer basket for corn

Put water on high heat for pasta
Turn on barbecue grill if using
Cut chicken into strips or pieces
Mix chili powder, Worcestershire for chicken
Add chicken, stir well to coat
Shuck corn
Mince garlic

Make dressing
Heat water to steam corn
Grate Parmesan
Start to cook pasta
Cook chicken
Steam corn
Remove chicken, set aside
Drain pasta
Toss pasta with oil
Add chicken, dressing to pasta, toss
Taste, adjust salad
Remove corn
Serve