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mozzarella burgers
Inside-Out Burgers

sweet corn
Sweet Corn

peaches and berries
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

 

Menu Plan for the week of July 19, 2013: Day 3 Recipes

Inside-Out Burgers
Sweet Corn
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Cooking time:  20 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      We normally don't eat buns with our burgers - mainly because it's too much food and We'd rather have more burger.  But I like tomato and cheese on it..... Or in it. These work best with a basket as they don't stay together well.  Or just be careful.

Inside-Out Burgers                                                  Preparation and cooking time:  20 minutes
    The cheese and tomato are on the inside.  The cheese melts (barely) but the tomato stays firm.  Serve with or without buns.

12oz (360gr) ground beef ( mince)
1 medium - large tomato
4 slices fresh mozzarella, or other soft cheese
4 large or 8 smaller basil leaves

Cut 4 slices of tomato.  Divide meat into 8 portions.  Shape 4 thin patties about the size of the tomato slices. Place 1 tomato slice, 1 slice of mozzarella and 1 or 2 basil leaves on each patty.  Shape 4 more thin patties and place on top.  Oil hinged basket.  Place patties in basket and secure.  Cook on barbecue grill over direct heat for 3 - 4 minutes per side. 

Sweet Corn                                                      Preparation and cooking time:  15 minutes
  
Nothing says summer like corn on the cob.  We've tried roasting it and boiling it... and if I ever find a method that is better than plain old steaming I'll add it to the recipes....

6 ears sweet corn, go down to the garden and pick - or to your local farm stand
Butter
salt
pepper

Shuck corn.  Bring an inch of water to boil in a large kettle with a steamer rack.  Add corn, cover and steam 4 - 5 minutes after lid is too hot to touch (depends on how much corn you put in) or until done.  Take 1 ear, slather with butter, salt and pepper.  Eat.  Repeat.  Happy summer!

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad                         Preparation and cooking time:  10 minutes
   Summer fruits are at their peak.  I used white peaches and fresh strawberries. ( My strawberries are the ever-bearing variety.)  Use whatever peaches and/or nectarines and berries are in season.  A bit of sugar, vanilla and Greek Yogurt finishes off this salad.  You could also add a bit of fresh mint or a tot of rum.....

1 cup fresh berries
1 - 2 peaches or nectarines
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla  do not use if you are adding rum
4oz (125ml) Greek yogurt

Rinse peaches and berries.  Stem and cut berries if needed.  Cut peaches in half around pit and twist, gently.  If the peaches are 'freestone' the halves will come apart easily.  Slice.  If they are 'clingstone' the halves will not budge and you'll have to cut the peach off the stone in chunks.  Put fruit into a medium bowl and sprinkle with sugar.  Stir gently. Mix yogurt and vanilla.  Add to fruit and stir gently.  Serve.

Cooking Schedule: 20 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, medium bowl, large pot with steamer
basket for corn barbecue grill and basket

Turn on / light barbecue grill
Oil basket
Heat water for corn
Shuck corn
Divide beef into 8 portions
Make 4 thin patties
Slice tomato, put slices on patties
Slice mozzarella, put slices on tomato

Put basil on mozzarella
Top with 4 thin beef patties
Secure in basket, cook
Steam corn
Cook burgers
Slice peaches
Stem and cut berries if needed
Turn burgers
Sprinkle sugar on fruit
Mix yogurt and vanilla, add to fruit, stir, refrigerate
Remove burgers
Remove corn
Serve... Finish with Fruit Salad