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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 13, Day 2

Not-Quite-Naked Steaks
Roasted Potatoes with Basil Butter
Green Beans with Almonds

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

       These little filets are our end-of-summer treat.  We don't often use butter but, sometimes, it's just the right flavor.... And I do love it!  

Not-Quite-Naked Steaks 

Total time: 20 minutes
   Small, thick-cut filet mignon are perfect done on the barbecue grill.  A wrap of bacon adds flavor and helps the steak stay moist.  That, plus a light sprinkle of seasoning is all these lovely steaks need.  We like them medium rare.  On a hot grill these will cook very fast - so be mindful!

Not-Quite-Naked Steaks Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  Could be broiled for roughly same amount of time - mind the bacon.

Roasted Potatoes with Basil Butter 

Total time: 40 minutes
   Potatoes, lightly coated with oil and roasted on the barbecue grill to a golden brown; finished with some fresh Basil Butter: Perfect summer food!

Roasted Potatoes with Basil Butter Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Green Beans with Almonds

Total time: 25 minutes
    Simple yet classic preparation, 'Amandine'.  I like to work nuts into our meals: they have lots of nutrients unavailable in other foods.  Plus, they taste good and add a bit of flair.    

Green Beans with Almonds Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 40 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, medium bowl, small skillet,
lid, grill pan, barbecue grill

Light/turn on barbecue grill
Mix oil, paprika
Cut potatoes, add to oil, stir well
Put potatoes into grill pan, start to cook
Mince all garlic
Snip herbs
Make basil butter, set aside
Wrap bacon around steaks
Make rub for steaks, rub on, set aside

Top and tail beans
    Pause while potatoes cook
Mind the potatoes
Cook beans
      Pause until potatoes, beans are finished
Remove potatoes
Remove beans
Cook steaks
Sauté garlic, almonds in butter
Add basil butter to potatoes
Turn steaks
Add beans to almonds
When steaks are done, remove
Serve all

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