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Menu Plan for the week of June 21, 2013:  Thursday's Recipes

Grilled Golden Chicken
Simple Pasta Salad
Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette) with Pepper and Tomato

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

     Did I mention it was zucchini season?  If you have a garden, use small zucchini, often and you won't ever get the monsters.

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled

Total time: 30 minutes
   When you are marinating any sort of meat it helps to poke a fork into it, then turn the meat several times to soak up the marinade.  The orange marmalade and sherry give the chicken sweetness, while the ginger and garlic add some heat.

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Simple Pasta Salad

Total time: 25 minutes
    Simple for summer

Simple Pasta Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette), Pepper and Tomato

Total time: 20 minutes 
    We like smaller zucchini (courgette).  They have a better flavor.  This is more of a 'summer melange' than just another zucchini dish.    

Sautéed Zucchini (Courgette), Pepper and Tomato Ingredients:

 Instructions:

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

Put water on high heat for pasta
Turn on barbecue grill if using
Make marinade, spoon over chicken
Slice zucchini
Chop pepper, onion, tomato
Mince garlic
Start to cook chicken

Start to cook pasta
Sauté pepper, onion
Add garlic, zucchini, sauté
Turn chicken
Cut cherry tomatoes
Snip basil
Mix mustard, vinegar, oil for salad
Add tomato to zucchini, cook
Add soy, vinegar to zucchini, remove from heat
Remove chicken, set aside
Drain pasta, rinse lightly, add to bowl
Add cherry tomatoes, basil to pasta, stir well
Slice chicken, if desired, serve