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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 10, Wednesday

Orange Glazed Pork Chops
Potato and Carrot Packets

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      Vegetable packets on the grill! Summer cooking at it's easiest.  Put anything in the packets that's lurking in the fridge.  If you use tomatoes you don't need water or stock.

Orange Glazed Pork Chops  

Total time: 30 minutes
   Ground ginger adds a bit of heat to this marinade, as does the garlic.  Use between the 1/2 and 1 tsp, depending on your love of 'hot'.  Boneless pork chops cook quickly on the barbecue, be careful not to over cook or they will be dry; a wee bit pink in the center is perfect.   

Orange Glazed Pork Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Potato and Carrot Packets

Total time: 35 minutes
     This is the 'catch - all' for vegetables. Anything works.  Use whatever bits are left in the fridge. This is one of my favorite low-cal, I ate too much over the week-end or whenever, meals.  Add a few pieces of celery, some cherry tomatoes or half of a large tomato, mushrooms, whatever. This is the base recipe...

Potato and Carrot Packets, in foil Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  This is 'cooking by sound': When the packets start sizzling, they are cooking.  When they stop, they are done.... But if they don't stop, check them after 25 minutes. 
Just open one part way and poke a knife into the potatoes.  They will continue to cook, after removed from heat, if left wrapped.

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
foil, 2 plates, small bowl, whisk, marinating dish,
barbecue grill, utensils
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Make marinade for pork, pour over chops
Cut potatoes, carrots, onions
Lay out foil
Divide vegetables between 2 pieces of foil

Add stock, herbs to packets
Fold packets, put on barbecue
     15 minutes break - enjoy the spring evening
Check packets - sizzling?
Start to cook chops
     Stand around a bit
Turn chops
      Pause awhile
Check vegetables
Remove chops Serve