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Menu Plan for the week of August 16, 2013:  Monday's Recipes

Simple Grilled Burgers
Grilled Potatoes with White Balsamic Glaze
Sweet Corn

Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

    Hamburgers and sweet corn.  It's still summer! You could have the burgers on buns and skip the potatoes.....

Simple Grilled Burgers

Total time: 30 minutes 
   I used beef but these would be equally good with ground turkey or chicken.  If using poultry I would use white wine.  The crumbs, wine, etc. add a bit of moistness and a whole lot of flavor!

Simple Grilled Burgers Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Grilled Potatoes with White Balsamic Glaze

Total time: 35 minutes
   A reduction of white Balsamic vinegar, sweetened with a bit of sugar, give these the hint of potato salad, but keeps the crispness from roasting. 

Grilled Potatoes White Balsamic Glaze Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sweet Corn 

Total time: 15 minutes  
   Nothing says summer like corn on the cob.  We've tried roasting it and boiling it... and if I ever find a method that is better than plain old steaming I'll add it to the recipes....

Sweet Corn Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium bowl, small saucepan, large pot with steamer
basket, barbecue grill, basket or grill pan for burgers

Turn on / light barbecue grill
Cut potatoes, toss with oil, paprika
Cook potatoes
Shuck sweet corn
Mix all ingredients for burgers, patty burgers

Heat vinegar and sugar, simmer to reduce
Mind the potatoes
Heat water for sweet corn
Start to cook burgers
Add sweet corn to steamer, cover, steam
    Pause while everything cooks
Turn burgers
Finish potatoes
Remove burgers
Remove sweet corn, serve...