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Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 6, Day 1

Shrimp in Garlic Butter over Pasta
Apple and Walnut Salad

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

      This is an easy 2-course dinner to end the week - or start the weekend...

Shrimp (Prawns) in Garlic Butter over Pasta

Total time: 25 minutes
      This is a variation on Scampi, Shrimp in Garlic Butter. The lemon juice and white wine extend the sauce without using quite so much butter and the Prosciutto is a sweet/salty counterpoint to the shrimp, balancing the flavors nicely. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan or not...  You can use frozen, raw shrimp or pre-cooked for this.

Shrimp (Prawns) in Garlic Butter over Pasta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: the photo was taken before I added the cheese - the shrimp and ham showed up better.....

Apple and Walnut Salad

Total time: 10 minutes
   Perfect salad / dessert for fall or winter with my two favorite fall tree fruits:  apples and walnuts.

Apple and Walnut Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

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

Put water on high heat for pasta
Mince garlic
Chop shallots
Clean shrimp if needed
Grate Parmesan
Chop ham
Snip parsley if using fresh
Start to cook pasta

Sauté shallots, garlic for shrimp
Mix yogurt, sugar, spices
Cut apple, add to yogurt
Divide into bowls, refrigerate
Add ham to skillet, sauté
Add paprika to skillet, sauté
Add shrimp to skillet, if raw sauté until cooked
Add lemon, wine, parsley
Reduce heat under shrimp, cover
When pasta is al dente, drain, add to shrimp
Sprinkle pasta with Parmesan
Serve
Done? Sprinkle walnuts on apples, serve