Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 4, Tuesday


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Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Brown Rice Pilaf
Courgette Patties

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

       The rice is for 2 meals.  It may not seem like enough, but the vegetable is substantial in both meals...  It was plenty for us - and it is summer.....

Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops 

Total time: 30 minutes
   The heat of a good Dijon-style mustard is nicely tempered with the sweetness of honey.  I use the grocery store honey that comes in a squeeze bottle for marinades rather than the single-flower artisan honey that I like on my bread.

Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops Ingredients:


Note:  If you cook it too long pork tends to be dry - unless you cook it really, really long - but that's winter cooking ... this is summer.

Brown Rice Pilaf

Total time: 30 minutes
      I use Uncle Ben's Brown Rice which looks like brown Basmati and cooks quickly, in about 15 minutes.  If you can't find a quick cooking brown rice and don't want to wait for the traditional to cook in 40 minutes (or so) you can substitute white Basmati which also cooks in about 15 minutes.  Look for the brown, though, better flavor and more nutrition.  This recipe plans on making the Brown Rice Pilaf Salad with the leftover rice pilaf.

Brown Rice Pilaf Ingredients:


Zucchini (Courgette) Patties

Total time: 25 minutes
   Up until 6 years ago I had never eaten a zucchini.  It started with my neighbor dropping them off... Then I planted them... This was one of my first recipes and still a favorite.  If you don't have bread crumbs, take a rolling pin over 2 - 3 plain crackers (put the crackers in a plastic bag). Do not grate the zucchini in advance.

Zucchini (Courgette) Patties Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, medium bowl, whisk, dish for
marinating, box grater, small saucepan, lid, large
nonstick skillet, barbecue grill or large skillet

Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Mix marinade for pork
Pour marinade over pork, set aside
Chop onion, carrot, pepper
Chop shallot for zucchini/courgette
Put rice, stock, vegetables, soy sauce in pan
Cover rice, cook
Whisk egg

Add crumbs, Parmesan, whisk
Grate zucchini
Add zucchini, shallot, to egg, stir
Heat oil in skillet
Divide zucchini mixture into 4ths, spoon in skillet
Pat zucchini out a bit, sauté
Start to cook pork
      Pause while stuff cooks
Check the rice, fluff if/when done
Turn the zucchini patties
Turn the pork
Remove zucchini/courgette patties
Remove pork, serve

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