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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 2, Wednesday

Cheeseburgers with Glazed Mushrooms
Quinoa with Fresh Herbs
Green Beans with Lemon and Soy Sauce

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

      What's summer without burgers?  More importantly: Cheeseburgers?  Try for Cremini mushrooms if you can - in the US they call them Baby Bela.

Cheeseburgers with Glazed Mushrooms

Total time: 20 minutes
    Simple grilled burgers topped with a thick wedge of runny Brie or goat cheese and sautéed mushrooms: adult cheeseburgers.  We normally eat burgers with a fork and a glass of red.  Feel free to have them on a bun with a Mountain Dew. 

Cheeseburgers with Glazed Mushrooms Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Quinoa with Herbs 

Total time: 20 minutes
     I love the nutty flavor of quinoa, plus the fact that it's an 'almost perfect' food, and it's easy!  It can be cooked a bit ahead, then removed from heat and let sit, covered for 10 - 20 minutes. When ready to serve, uncover, stir in the herbs and spoon into a pretty bowl.

Quinoa with Herbs Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  Add the dried herbs at the beginning, with the quinoa and stock; add fresh herbs at the end.

Green Beans with Lemon and Soy Sauce

Total time: 20 minutes
   I love the combination of lemon and soy sauce, the slightly tart, slightly salty blend enhances the flavors of most foods, particularly vegetables.

Green Beans with Lemon and Soy Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium bowl, medium, skillet, 2 small
saucepans with lids,
barbecue grill and grill pan
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Top and tail beans, cut
Start to cook beans
Start to cook quinoa
Trim, slice mushrooms, sauté
Mix crumbs, ketchup, Worces. garlic, thyme
Add beef, mix well

Make patties
Cook burgers
Snip herbs
Mind the mushrooms
Turn the burgers
Drain beans, put into serving bowl
Heat butter, soy sauce, lemon, chives
Slice cheese, add to burgers, cover if you can
Pour butter sauce over beans
Add herbs to quinoa, fluff
Remove burgers, top with mushrooms
Serve