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Menu Plan for the week of August 23, 2013:  Sunday's Recipes

Pork, Chard and Mushroom Quiche
Tomato Salad

Cooking time:  60 minutes for menu 30 minute break       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      Use leftover, sliced pork for this.  We'll use more goat cheese next week - it's noted on the Shopping List. You can make the rice earlier in the day. If you have Tomato Salad left - just serve it every night 'till gone.

Chard and Mushroom Quiche

Total time: 60 minutes 
   The chard is quickly sautéed, mainly to help it fit into the quiche dish.  You can use sautéed chicken breasts, leftover pork; chevre or Brie.  This is a very flexible recipe.

quiche base Ingredients:

 Instructions:Chard and Mushroom Quiche

Note: When baking quiches or tarts, I put the dish on a sturdy baking tray, before pouring in the egg mixture, for easier handling. The dish can get very full.

Tomato Garlic Salad 

Total time: 10 minutes 
   I prefer to make this with cherry or grape tomatoes (from my garden) but any, fresh, vine-ripened tomato will work.  I make it on Sunday, we have some every night and I just add more tomatoes to it all week as they ripen, - starting fresh whenever we finish it all... 

Tomato Garlic Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 60 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, whisk, medium bowl (used 2X), small
saucepan with lid, large skillet, quiche or pie plate,
baking tray, small bowl

Cook rice
Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Wash, trim ,slice chard
Sauté chard
Slice pork
Slice cheese
Trim mushrooms, slice
Remove chard from heat, set aside
Oil quiche dish

Mince garlic, combine with oil in small bowl
Fluff rice, spread out to cool
Cut cherry tomatoes, add to garlic oil
Whisk egg, add cheese, rice and mix
Pat into quiche dish
Bake crust
Snip herbs, add to tomatoes, along with salt
Whisk eggs and milk
Remove crust and assemble quiche
Place quiche on baking tray
Pour eggs over quiche and start to bake
    Tidy the kitchen, pour a glass of wine and relax
    Whatever, for 30 minutes
Remove quiche when done and let rest
Slice quiche and serve