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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 3, Wednesday

Grilled, Marinated Chicken Breasts
Pasta Salad with Zucchini (Courgette)

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

     As long as we have the peanut butter and ginger.....

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II

Total time: 30 minutes
    I have a number of different marinades for chicken.  I decided it was easier to number them than come up with unique names. They only need to marinate as long as it takes to get the grill ready... but longer is fine!  We prefer slicing chicken, rather than serving the whole breast - nicer presentation.

Marinated, Grilled Chicken Breasts, II  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Warm Zucchini (Courgette) Pasta Salad / Peanut Ginger Dressing

Total time: 30 minutes
     Everyone looks for new, interesting ways to use the summer abundance of zucchini.  With the red peppers, it makes a colorful, warm, summer salad, especially good with the slightly hot/spicy Peanut Ginger Dressing  

Warm Zucchini Pasta Salad / Peanut Ginger Dressing Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl (used 2X), marinating dish, pot
for pasta, colander,
skillet, barbecue grill or skillet
Put water on high heat for pasta
Make marinade, spoon over chicken
Slice onion
Mince garlic, ginger
Slice pepper
Slice zucchini
Light/turn on barbecue grill

Make dressing
Sauté onion
Start to cook pasta
Start to cook chicken
Add garlic, pepper, zucchini to skillet, sauté
     Pause while it all cooks
Turn chicken
Remove vegetables, put into bowl
Add dressing to vegetables, toss
Drain pasta, add to vegetables, stir to combine
Remove chicken
Slice chicken, serve