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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 1, Day 2

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions
Grilled Spicy Parmesan Potatoes
White Balsamic Glazed Carrots

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

     I chose tenderloin for this, but get any cut you like and as nice as budget allows. Use the rest of the onion for Day 1.

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions

Total time: 35 minutes
     With a lovely piece of flavorful, tender filet mignon this is truly marvelous main course. But the savory-sweet onions will make even a lesser cut shine.

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:   Could be done under the broiler (grill) or quickly pan fried over high heat for about the same time.

Roast Spicy Parmesan Potatoes

Total time: 30 minutes 
     Simple, grilled or roasted potatoes are perfect with equally simple, grilled meats.  These have a light kick and are finished with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Roast Spicy Parmesan Potatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

White Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Total time: 30 minutes 
  A bit of sugar emphasizes the natural sweetness of the carrots.

White Balsamic Glazed Carrots  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large bowl, small skillet, lid, medium skillet, grill pan
for potatoes, barbecue grill, tools

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Slice onion, sauté
Slice potatoes
Mix spices, oil, etc. for potatoes
Add potatoes, toss to coat, cook
Peel, cut carrots
Grate Parmesan

Mind the onions
Start to cook carrots
Mind the potatoes
    Pause while stuff cooks
Start to cook steaks
Finish carrots
Remove potatoes, finish
Turn steaks
Finish onions, arrange on plates
Serve carrots, potatoes
Remove steaks
Serve