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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 6, Day 1

Grilled Lemon Shrimp
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Green Beans with Garlic and Rosemary

Cooking time: 35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce with Basil.... simple summer cooking!

Grilled Lemon Shrimp (Prawns)

Total time: 15 minutes  longer if you have to clean them
    Use a grill pan (it's like a mesh skillet) or a mat for these, if possible.  Or thread them onto skewers (soaked in water for 15 minutes if wood) to make them easier to turn.  We don't want them falling through the grill.

Grilled Lemon Shrimp Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Saucefresh tomato sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
     With all of the garden fresh tomatoes of summer why have a cooked sauce?  This is so simple, so good, so fresh and so, well, summery. 
Just be careful not to grate your hand.....  And make sure your tomatoes are at their peak!

 

 Ingredients:

 

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce Instructions:

If they're not garden ripened, flavorful tomatoes you might have to add some Balsamic vinegar and olive oil... but that defeats the idea!

Green Beans with Garlic and Rosemary

Total time: 25 minutes
      One doesn't often think of rosemary with beans but it's a lovely combination especially with the garlic chips.

Green Beans with Garlic and Rosemary Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium bowl, small saucepan, box or flat
grater, bowl for pasta, pot, colander for pasta,
small skillet, lid, barbecue grill, grill pan or mat

Put water on high heat for pasta
Clean shrimp if needed
Combine garlic, paprika, add shrimp, stir
Grate tomatoes
Snip/tear basil
Top, tail and cut beans, cook
Peel, slice garlic, set aside
Turn on/light barbecue grill of using

Start to cook pasta
    Pause while it all cooks
Remove, drain beans
Add oil, garlic chips to pan, sauté
Drain pasta, rinse, drain/shake well, put in bowl
Add tomato sauce, basil, stir, set aside
Cook shrimp
Melt butter, add garlic, paprika, simmer
Turn shrimp
Mind garlic chips, add rosemary
Add lemon to butter
Remove shrimp, add Lemon Butter, stir
Add beans to garlic, stir
Serve all