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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 12, Thursday

Grilled Chicken with Ginger Barbecue Sauce
Quinoa and Avocado Salad
Baked Tomato

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

    We'll use the rest of the Ginger Barbecue Sauce for the chicken.

Chicken Breasts with Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Total time: 30 minutes
     When we serve chicken breasts, rather than put the whole breast on the plate we prefer it sliced.  Thinly sliced, at an angle, it seems to be more succulent.  Any remaining sauce is perfect for dipping. (Remember to separate the basting sauce, from the dipping sauce - leftover basting sauce should not be used - raw meat and all that)

Chicken Breasts with Ginger Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: Remove 2 - 3 tbs barbecue sauce to use for basting rather than dipping the basting brush or spoon into that entire sauce.  

Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Total time: 20 minutes
   Quinoa is very high in protein and "contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete food" according to Wikipedia.  The avocado adds a creamy, luscious, element to the quinoa, (even if the color was a little strange).  You can substitute Basmati or Jasmine rice.

Quinoa and Avocado Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Baked Tomatoes

Total time: 25 minutes
    In England they serve plain baked tomatoes for breakfast.  We like them, stuffed, as a first course.  They also make a lovely, vegetable side dish, especially now, as we move into fall.

Baked Tomatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl (used 3 X), whisk, dish for
marinating, small saucepan, lid, medium bowl,
baking dish, barbecue grill, grill tools
Mix marinade and pour over chicken
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Turn on oven, 400F (200C)
Scoop out tomatoes
Mix herbs, crumbs, cheese
Stuff tomatoes, bake

Start to cook quinoa
Start to cook chicken, baste
Make vinaigrette
Cut avocado, out in medium bowl
Snip herbs
Turn chicken, baste
Add vinaigrette, herbs to avocado, stir gently
Fluff quinoa
When chicken is done, remove, let rest
Add quinoa to avocado, stir gently
Remove tomatoes
Slice chicken, serve