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Menu Plan for the week of July 19, 2013:  Monday's Recipes

Easy Barbecued Pork Chops
Potato and Carrot Packets

Cooking time: 35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Use the Barbecue Sauce made on Saturday. Put any vegetable you like in the packets - except zucchini.... too watery.

Easy Barbecued Pork Chops 

Total time: 30 minutes
    More than a simple marinade, but not quite a barbecue sauce.  Finish with leftover or commercial Barbecue Sauce.

Easy Barbecued Pork Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Potato and Carrot Packets

Total time: 35 minutes 
     This is the 'catch - all' for vegetables. Anything works.  Use whatever bits are left in the fridge. This is one of my favorite low-cal, I ate too much over the week-end or whenever, meals.  Add a few pieces of celery, some cherry tomatoes or half of a large tomato, mushrooms, whatever. This is the base recipe...

Potato and Carrot Packets, in foil Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  This is 'cooking by sound': When the packets start sizzling, they are cooking.  When they stop, they are done.... But if they don't stop, check them after 25 minutes. 
Just open one part way and poke a knife into the potatoes.  They will continue to cook, after removed from heat, if left wrapped.

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, medium bowl, plates, foil, barbecue grill
Turn on/light barbecue grill
Peel, cut carrots
Peel, cut onion or shallots
Cut celery
Cut potatoes
Tend to any other veg you might want to add
Tear off foil, lay on plates
Add vegetables, herbs, stock

Fold packets
Start to cook packets
Mix oil, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, chili
Spoon over pork
        Pause while veg cook
Check packets
Start to cook chops
       Stand around a bit
Turn chops
Remove packets
Remove chops
Serve... Don't forget the barbecue sauce