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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 5, Wednesday

Sausage, Rice and Bean Salad

Cooking time:  20 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I use both white beans and the small, green flageolet that we find easily here in France.  I can buy them both in 8oz cans so it's easy to combine them for color and variety.  If you only have access to the 15oz cans, use all of one type, white, green or red.

Sausage, Rice and Bean Salad

Total time: 20 minutes
     We've added a bit of Basmati rice to this salad - for interest and to round it out for a one dish dinner. Use any flavor sausage you like: Bratwurst, Italian, Duck and Olive....

Sausage, Rice and Bean Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 20 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, whisk, small saucepan, lid,
barbecue grill or large skillet, salad bowl

Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Prepare salad greens
Start to cook Basmati
Start to cook sausages
Slice pepper

Open, drain, rinse beans
Snip herbs
Turn sausages
Make vinaigrette
Toss lettuce with vinaigrette, arrange on plates
Remove sausages when done, slice
Fluff rice when done
Layer rice, beans, pepper, tomato, sausage
Serve, remaining vinaigrette on the side