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Menu Plan for the week of June 14, 2013:  Thursday's Recipes

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Cherry Tomatoes

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

     We cook the chicken on the gas grill, but indoors in a skillet is fine. If you like anchovies, but don't want to buy a tin, get the paste.  We use it, in small quantities, throughout the summer.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Total time: 30 minutes 
    I know the classic Caesar Salad is made with Romaine lettuce... And a dressed with a raw egg, olive oil and lots of garlic.  This dressing lightens it, makes it a bit healthier, but still keeps the flavor of the original Caesar.  Plus, it makes a great main course for summer!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Cherry Tomatoes

Total time: 20 minutes 
      This is a lighter version of the traditional Mediterranean dish.  Finishing with a bit of lemon gives it a fresh flavor.

Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
whisk, small bowl, pot for pasta, colander, medium
skillet, large nonstick skillet or barbecue grill and
grill pan

Put water on high heat for pasta
Turn on barbecue grill if using
Cut chicken into strips or pieces
Mix chili powder, Worcestershire for chicken
Add chicken, stir well to coat, set aside
Cut zucchini, cherry tomatoes
Mince garlic

Make dressing
Snip herbs
Grate Parmesan
Start to cook pasta
Sauté zucchini
Cook chicken
Remove chicken, set aside
Drain pasta, toss with oil
Add chicken, dressing to pasta, toss
Taste, adjust salad
Add tomatoes, herbs to zucchini, stir
Sprinkle zucchini with lemon, stir
Serve