Main Course Menu Plan: Week 4  Fall II

Day 1: Sautéed Sole with Butter and Lemon

Total time: 10 minutes
     Served whole, the delicate fish flakes easily off the skeleton, which, normally, remains intact for easy removal once you've eaten one side of the fish.  Finished with a bit of butter and lemon for accent, it will simply melt in your mouth.

Sautéed Sole with Butter and Lemon Ingredients:


Day 2: Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary

Total time: 35 minutes
    Is there a better match than lamb and rosemary?  This simple marinade, with a bit of soy sauce and garlic, imparts a lot of complex flavors to our lamb chops.  Great grilled but equally good done indoors.  A grill pan for your stove top is nice but a hot nonstick skillet works fine.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Rosemary Ingredients:


Day 3: Stuffed Acorn Squash with Ham and Quinoa

Total time: 60 minutes, 35 if you use a microwave
     The squash bakes while the stuffing is prepared and just needs 10 minutes to finish.  I usually can't get all of the stuffing in, so I keep it warm and serve it on the side.  The salty ham and slightly crunchy quinoa contrast well with the sweet squash.  And, yes, the mustard works too!

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Ham and Quinoa Ingredients:


Day 4: Pasta with Chicken, Red Pepper and Red Beans

Total time: 25 minutes
   Red pepper, red beans and a few of the last fresh tomatoes come together for a quick sauce for pasta and sautéed chicken breasts.  Delicious doesn't have to be difficult!

Pasta with Chicken, Red Pepper and Red Beans Ingredients:


Day 5:  Pork Chops with Maple Syrup and Mustard 

Total time: 30 minutes
   I used boneless chops for this, about 1/2" (1.25cm) thick.  They cooked quickly, but, remember, slightly pink pork is okay, and keeps it tender and moist. If you don't have maple syrup you can use honey, or even brown sugar.  It's a simple, flexible recipe!

Pork Chops with Maple Syrup and Mustard Ingredients:


Day 6: Lemon and Soy Glazed Turkey Cutlets

Total time: 20 minutes
    Turkey cutlets, are thin slices of turkey breast meat.  They cook quickly and are particularly well suited to savory marinades and sauces.  If you can't find them, substitute thinly sliced turkey tenderloin or chicken breasts. This is an intensely flavored, savory dish.

Lemon and Soy Glazed Turkey Cutlets Ingredients:


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