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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 5, Monday

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts
Pasta with Fresh Avocado Sauce
Beans and Tomatoes, leftover

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

     If you have any leftover beans from Saturday, finish them tonight.  As to the Pasta, I call it a Salad...   It's served warm or cold, you can add the cooked sliced chicken on top or not.  It's a very flexible dinner - as summer cooking should be!

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts 

Total time: 30 minutes
   Chicken breasts are a favorite on the grill but be careful not to overcook or they tend to dry out.  We prefer to slice them thinly, at an angle, to serve rather than leaving the breast whole, but that, of course is optional!

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Pasta with Fresh Avocado Sauce  

Total time: 25 minutes
       Pasta with a creamy avocado sauce and fresh, chopped tomato.  The avocado is heated, just slightly, to make it easier to mash and combine with the other ingredients.  You could use milk in place of the yogurt.  

Pasta with Fresh Avocado Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes, Onion and Basil 

Total time: 5 minutes
Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes, Shallots and Basil

 Ingredients:

 Instructions:

 

 

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, dish for marinating, large pot for pasta,
colander, small saucepan, fork or masher,
barbecue grill or skillet

Put water on high heat for pasta
Make marinade, spoon over chicken
Light/ turn on barbecue grill
Pit, chop avocado
Make avocado sauce
Chop tomato

     Wait for water to boil...
Start to cook pasta
Start to cook chicken
Remove beans from fridge, gently reheat
    Pause while stuff cooks
Turn chicken
Drain pasta
Add sauce to pasta, mix
Remove chicken, let rest
Add tomato to pasta, mix gently
Slice chicken
Arrange chicken on pasta, Serve all