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Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 13, Day 2

Pizza Steaks
Polenta with Cheese and Herbs
Roasted Cauliflower

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

       For the Pizza Steaks, you can use a more expensive, tender cut, and serve medium or medium rare, or use a cheaper cut and braise with the sauce.  

Pizza Steaks

Total time: 25 minutes
      A thick sauce of tomatoes and oregano lend the 'pizza' taste to these steaks.  You can simmer the steaks in the sauce for more flavor, if you like, be we prefer our steaks more on the medium rare side so we just spooned the sauce on top. 

Pizza Steaks Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  If using a tougher cut, brown first, then add to sauce and simmer 15 - 45 minutes.

Herbed Polenta with Ricotta

Total time: 15 minutes
    Check the package directions for quantity proportion - you may have to add more (or less) liquid to get a soft consistency.  It can be adjusted at the end, before serving.   This should be quite thin, more like grits than mashed potatoes.

Herbed Polenta with Ricotta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Roasted Cauliflower

Total time: 35 minutes 
    Roasting vegetables browns them lightly, adding a crunchy sweetness from the natural sugars, and leaves all the vitamins and minerals safely intact.

Roasted Cauliflower Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
2 medium skillets, baking dish with lid or foil,
small saucepan with lid

Turn the oven on 400F (200C)
Chop onion, mince all garlic
Clean, cut cauliflower
Mix garlic, cauliflower, lemon, oil, salt, pepper
Put cauliflower in baking dish, cover, roast
Grate Parmesan for cauliflower, set aside
Sauté onion, paprika for steak
Heat stock, herbs, for polenta

Add garlic to onions, sauté
Open, drain, chop tomatoes
Add tomatoes to skillet for pizza sauce, simmer
Turn oven down, uncover, stir cauliflower
Add polenta to stock, cook, stirring
Stir cheeses into polenta, add stock as needed
Cover polenta, keep warm
Heat skillet for steaks
Sauté steaks
Remove cauliflower, add Parmesan
Turn steaks
Remove steaks, pour sauce over (or next to)
Serve all

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