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Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 4, Saturday

Leek Gratin
Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary
Roasted or Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Baked Tomatoes

Cooking time:  40 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       I originally made the Leek Gratin with Prosciutto, but as long as I was buying ham for the Acorn Squash, I decided to use baked ham.  If you haven't put the grill away, do the lamb and sweet potatoes on the barbecue.

Gratin of Leeks with Ham  

Total time: 30 minutes
     Leeks belong to the onion family but are much milder.  They are used a lot in French cooking and are often seen as a first course. This is a traditional presentation... updated a bit ;-)

Gratin of Leeks with Ham Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary

Total time: 35 minutes
    Is there a better match than lamb and rosemary?  This simple marinade, with a bit of soy sauce and garlic, imparts a lot of complex flavors to our lamb chops.  Great grilled but equally good done indoors.  A grill pan for your stove top is nice but a hot nonstick skillet works fine.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled or Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Total time: 40 minutes
   These get a bit crusty on the outside and incredibly soft and creamy on the inside.  Yes, the skins are edible and good for you ;-))

Grilled or Roasted Sweet Potatoes 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: 40 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, baking dish(es) for leeks and
tomatoes, baking sheet or grill pan, barbecue grill
or skillet, large bowl, small bowl (used 3X), dish
for marinating

Light or /turn on barbecue grill if using
Turn on oven 400F (200C), arrange 2 shelves
Heat stock and water in skillet
Wash, trim leeks
Slice leeks in half, lay in simmering stock, cover
Scrub, cut sweet potatoes
Mix herbs, oil, salt, pepper
Add sweet potatoes, stir well
Either put on barbecue or in oven
Mix marinade, pour over lamb
Cut ham, lay in baking dish(es)
Remove leeks, let drain a bit, place on ham

Lay/sprinkle cheese on leeks
Mix yogurt, wine, tarragon, spoon around leeks
Bake Leek Gratin
Mind the potatoes
Scoop center out of tomatoes, put in baking dish
Grate Parmesan
Mix herbs, cheese, bread crumbs
Spoon filling into tomatoes
When Gratin is done, remove
Bake tomatoes
Mind the potatoes, move off heat if done
Serve Gratin
Done?
Cook chops
Remove potatoes
Remove tomatoes
Turn chops
     Wait a minute
Remove chops, Serve

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