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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 13, Sunday

Simple Grilled Burgers
American Potato Salad
Tomato Garlic Salad

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

  Burgers and Potato Salad.... It's summer!  I refer to this as 'American' potato salad because it is.... And because I also make different German and French potato salads.

Simple Grilled Burgers

Total time: 30 minutes
   I used beef but these would be equally good with ground turkey or chicken.  If using poultry I would use white wine.  The crumbs, wine, etc. add a bit of moistness and a whole lot of flavor!

Simple Grilled Burgers Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Traditional American Potato Salad

Total time: 30 minutes
    I know one is not supposed to mess with a classic, but I lightened it up a bit substituting yogurt for some of the mayonnaise.  I use Dijon mustard because regular yellow salad or ballpark mustard is not available here. If you use salad mustard, I would use 4 tbs, rather than 3. This is enough for 2 meals.

Traditional American Potato Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: The yogurt adds a nice, tangy flavor and keeps the calories down a bit.  If too thick you can thin with a bit of milk or cream or olive oil.

Tomato Garlic Salad 

Total time: 10 minutes
   I prefer to make this with cherry or grape tomatoes (from my garden) but any, fresh, vine-ripened tomato will work.  I make it on Sunday, we have some every night and I just add more tomatoes to it all week as they ripen, - starting fresh whenever we finish it all... 

Tomato Garlic Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium bowl, 2 small bowls, small saucepan, lid,
saucepan with steamer basket and lid, grill
basket or mesh pan, barbecue grill

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Slice potatoes, steam
Hard cook eggs
Mince garlic
Put garlic, oil in small bowl
Slice cherry tomatoes
Snip all herbs
Add tomatoes, salt, herbs to garlic, stir
Make burgers

Oil basket or pan for burger
Divide beef, make 4 patties
Mind the eggs
Make dressing for potato salad
Chop celery
Start to cook burgers
Remove potatoes, add oil, stir gently
Peel, chop eggs
Stir tomato salad
Turn burgers
Add some dressing to potatoes, stir
Add chives, celery, egg to potatoes, stir
Taste and adjust dressing
Remove burgers
Serve