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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 11, Day 3

Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       A simple, colorful pasta dish: green beans, red onions and yellow tomatoes.... Or you could use yellow onions and red tomatoes. Part of a turkey tenderloin would work in this as well.

Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes
      I used Heirloom Tomatoes in the salad, the yellow and red Ananas.

Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
   Summer fruits are at their peak.  I used white peaches and fresh strawberries. ( My strawberries are the ever-bearing variety.)  Use whatever peaches and/or nectarines and berries are in season.  A bit of sugar, vanilla and Greek Yogurt finishes off this salad.  You could also add a bit of fresh mint or a tot of rum.....

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, whisk, pot for pasta, colander,
medium skillet, large bowl, medium bowl

Put water on high heat for pasta
Cut turkey
Top and tail beans, cut
Slice onion
Sauté beans, onion
Remove beans, onion to large bowl
Sauté turkey

Remove turkey to bowl with beans, onions
Start to cook pasta
Make vinaigrette
Add a bit of vinaigrette to beans/turkey, stir
Snip herbs, add to bowl
Chop tomato, add to bowl
Slice peaches, prep berries
Make peach and berry salad, refrigerate
Pasta done? drain, rinse, drain, add to bowl
Add more vinaigrette, stir gently, taste, adjust
Serve and eat 
Don't forget the summer fruit salad...