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beef in guinness
 Beef Braised in Guinness

herbed quinoa
Herbed Quinoa

broccoli gratin
Broccoli Gratin

 

Menu Plan for the week of March 15, 2013:  Tuesday's Recipes

Beef in Guinness
Herbed Quinoa
Broccoli Gratin

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

     Leftover Beef in Guinness with an easy quinoa and broccoli.

Beef Braised in Guinness                                                                          Time:  10 minutes
  The leftovers....

leftover braised beef

Gently reheat and serve

Quinoa with Herbs                                                Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes
     I love the nutty flavor of quinoa, plus the fact that it's an 'almost perfect' food, and it's easy!

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup chicken stock (or the amount of liquid your package recommends)
1 tsp dried chives
1 tsp dried marjoram

Combine quinoa, herbs and stock in small saucepan.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until done, about 15 minutes  (or whatever your package says).  When quinoa is done, uncover, fluff and serve.  

Broccoli Gratin                                               Preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes
    A simple preparation but the combination of mustard and cheese adds a creamy-sharp flavor to the broccoli. This can be made ahead and quickly reheated in the oven.

1/2 medium head broccoli
1/4 cup (1oz, 30gr) shredded cheese
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tbs olive oil
2 tsp Dijon-style mustard

Cut broccoli into bite size florets and stems.  Put in a steamer basket in a saucepan with an inch of water in the bottom. Put on medium heat and steam for 10 minutes or until done.  Remove from pan and set aside. 
Mix cheese with bread crumbs.  In medium bowl mix oil and mustard.  Add broccoli and toss well to coat.  Put broccoli in a small baking dish.  Sprinkle with cheese mixture and bake, uncovered, at 400F (200C) until hot and golden, about 10 minutes.  Serve.

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium saucepan with lid, small saucepan with lid,
saucepan with steamer basket, lid, baking dish,
small and medium bowls

Cut broccoli, steam
Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Mix crumbs, cheese

Mix oil, mustard, thyme
Cook quinoa in herbs, broth
Gently reheat beef
Remove broccoli
Combine broccoli with oil/mustard, put in baking dish
Sprinkle crumb/cheese on broccoli, bake
     Pause while it all cooks
Fluff quinoa
Remove broccoli, Serve all