Main Course Menu Plan: Week 1  Fall II

Day 1: Shrimp with Capers, Lemon, and Feta on Orzo

Total time: 25 minutes
  Shrimp with a Mediterranean flavor: capers, lemon, feta, black olives, served on a bed of herbed orzo.

Shrimp with Capers, Lemon, and Feta on Orzo Ingredients:


Day 2: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese and Sage

Total time: 30 minutes
     Putting the herbs inside the chicken lets the flavor permeate the whole breast. They're finished with a simple basting sauce and a coating of Parmesan.

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese and Sage Ingredients:


Day 3: Pizza with Salami

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes, if you make the crust from scratch
                               35 minutes if you buy the crust

    I prefer to use paper-thin sliced tomatoes rather than traditional pizza sauce.  If you'd prefer sauce, 8oz (250gr) should cover nicely.  We get wonderful salami, but pepperoni, chorizo, or other sliced, spicy sausage would be equally delicious. 

Pizza with Salami  Ingredients:

salami pizza Instructions:

Day 4: Grilled Pork Chops with Sage 

Total time: 30 minutes
   The woodsy flavor of sage is a classic pairing with pork.   Use fresh if you can.

Grilled Pork Chops with Sage Ingredients:


Day 5:  Zucchini (Courgette) Stuffed with Orzo and Feta

Total time: 40 minutes
     I used 2 medium zucchini for this, 7" each (17cm), both green.  You could use one larger one, 9" (22cm). Not all of the 'stuffing' will fit, just keep it warm and serve it on the side.  You could use other small pasta in place of the orzo.

courgette  Ingredients:

Zucchini (Courgette) Stuffed with Orzo and Feta Instructions:

Day 6: Grilled Chicken Breasts Piccata

Total time: 30 minutes
  Capers, tarragon and lemon add a wonderful flavor to chicken breasts. Marinated for just 15 minutes, cooked on the barbecue grill and finished with a lemon, tarragon, caper sauce, these boneless chicken breasts make a lovely gourmet summer dinner, worthy of dinner guests... or just you!

Grilled Chicken Breasts Piccata Ingredients:


Green Bean and Quinoa Salad

Total time: 20 minutes
    Quinoa is very high in protein and "contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete food" according to Wikipedia. Combine with green beans and a light vinaigrette for a healthy salad.  You could substitute Basmati or Jasmine rice.

Green Bean and Quinoa Salad Ingredients:


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