Main Course Menu Plan: Week 3  Spring II

Day 1: Pan-Fried Salmon with Lemon and Capers

Total time: 15 minutes
    Lemon and capers combine to add lots of flavor to this simple preparation.  Quickly seared, they can finish cooking over low heat while you enjoy your starter.

Salmon with Capers Ingredients:


Day 2: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Ham, Spinach and Cheese

Total time: 40 minutes
     These are easy to make: slice a pocket, fill and tie.  They're baked with a drizzle of olive oil to make a crunchy crust.  I snipped the string in a few places to make it easier to remove but left it on when serving: they looked nicer! Get breasts that are on the large side.

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Ham, Spinach and Cheese Ingredients:


Day 3: Salad with Spinach, Ham, Avocado and Pasta  

Total time: 25 minutes
      This is a Spinach Salad rather than a Pasta Salad.  There is just a bit of pasta added for texture and to finish the meal. Use a thick slice of ham, either Prosciutto-type, or regular deli-ham. 

Salad with Spinach, Ham, Avocado and Pasta Ingredients:


Note:  If you have any Prosciutto lurking in the fridge, add that to the salad as well. 

Day 4: Chicken with Broccoli and Olives    

Total time: 30 minutes
     This is a colorful dish full of Mediterranean flavors: capers, olives, peppers, lemon and garlic.  It's made like a stir-fry, leaving the vegetables with a bit of crunch.

Chicken with Broccoli and Olives Ingredients:


Day 5:  Pork Tenderloin with Mustard and White Wine Sauce

Total time: 35 minutes
     Pork and mustard go well together. It makes a lovely, quick, mid-week dinner, yet 'gourmet' enough for unexpected guests! If the tenderloin has a lot of ‘silver’, trim it with a sharp knife before slicing.

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Ingredients:


Day 6: Stir-fried Turkey with Spring Vegetables    

Total time: 25 minutes
    This cooks quickly, as most stir-fries do, allowing the bright green, spring vegetables to retain their color.  I use Brown rice but substitute Basmati if you prefer. Add other spring vegetables if you have them.

Stir-Fried Turkey with Spring Vegetables Ingredients:


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