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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 7, Day 3

Lemon Chicken Salad
Melon

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

       Summer is melon season - have your favorite for dessert.  

Lemon Chicken Salad 

Total time: 30 minutes
    Lemon marinated chicken and a lemony Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, give this salad a fresh, citrus flavor.  Use any greens that are in season, but I especially like multi-colored Romaine for this.

Lemon Chicken Salad  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Melon with Ham

Total time: 10 minutes
      Simple... for summer.

1 melon, your choice  Get what's in season and ripe (not watermelon) - preferably from a farm stand so it's local

Cut the melon in half and scoop out (and discard) seeds.  Cut into wedges and serve. 

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, medium saucepan, strainer, large bowl,
medium skillet, small bowl, whisk, (used 2 X)
dish for marinating, barbecue grill, salad bowl

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Make marinade, pour over chicken
Heat water for beans
Clean, slice melon
Prepare cold water for beans
Trim, cut beans
Blanch beans
Slice pepper. tomatoes

Trim, slice mushrooms
Drain beans, plunge into cold water, drain
Start to cook chicken, reserving marinade
Heat 2 tbs (app.) marinade for mushrooms
Stir-fry mushrooms, remove, set aside
Snip herbs
Prepare lettuce
Turn chicken
Make vinaigrette
Toss lettuce with some vinaigrette
Remove chicken, slice
Slice avocado
Assemble salad, serve
Melon for dessert