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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 6, Wednesday

Turkey and Garlic Pasta
Zucchini (Courgette) with Browned Onions

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I had some very fresh, good garlic for this and they were tender and sweet.  Eat or not.

Warm Turkey and Garlic Pasta Salad

Total time: 35 minutes
    This is based on a Williams-Sonoma recipe.  You'll get plenty of garlic flavor in the simmered stock - so adding the whole cloves to the pasta is optional; just discard after simmering if you choose.  The long, slow cooking does make them rather sweet, though, so you may want to try one!

Warm Turkey and Garlic Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Zucchini (Courgette) with Browned Onions 

Total time: 25 minutes
     An easy dish with the summer bounty of courgette (zucchini, yellow squash).  The onions are fried first, and allowed to brown and caramelize a bit.  Then add the courgette and fry until it starts to get crisp around the edges.

Zucchini (Courgette) with Browned Onions  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, whisk, pot, colander for pasta,
2 medium skillets

Put water on high heat for pasta
Peel garlic
Sauté turkey, garlic
Slice onion
Sauté onion
Turn turkey
Shred zucchini
Remove turkey, set aside
Add stock to garlic, reduce heat, simmer

Add zucchini to onions, stir
Start to cook pasta
Snip herbs
      Pause while stuff cooks
Stir garlic, make certain stock is reducing
Stir zucchini
      Pause some more
Drain pasta, toss with olive oil
Slice turkey, add to pasta
Remove garlic, add to pasta
Whisk stock, vinegar, mustard, oil
Add dressing to pasta, stir well
Remove zucchini/onion
Serve all