Main Course Menu Plan: Week 10  Fall I

Day 1: Pasta with Smoked Salmon

Total time: 30 minutes
    I use crème fraiche for this.  You can substitute sour cream if you like - it will be a bit more tart; or heavy cream  - it will be a bit higher in calories, or Greek yogurt.

Pasta with Smoked Salmon Ingredients:


Day 2: Roast Chicken with Lemon

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  This is the easiest chicken recipe I have ever seen; and also one of the best.  The skin puffs up, away from the chicken which is rather interesting. The chicken  is moist, tender and lightly flavored with lemon.  The gravy is excellent!

Roast Chicken with Lemon Ingredients:


Day 3: Tomato Meatball Soup

Total time: 50 minutes
    This is a quick soup (as soups go). Use any small pasta: orzo, small elbow, vermicelli; or break spaghetti into 3" (7cm) lengths.  Add more chili powder or hot sauce if you like.  Best of all it has meatballs... We love meatballs. This serves 4 - 5... or 2 meals for two with, maybe a lunch leftover.  It freezes well, too.

Tomato Meatball Soup Ingredients:


Day 4: Chicken in Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower and Pasta

Total time: 30 minutes
    By cooking the cauliflower with the pasta we not only save a pan, but add flavor to the pasta.  To serve, put the Cauliflower Pasta on a small platter and lay the chicken on top with the rest of the sauce.

Chicken in Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower and Pasta Ingredients:


Day 5:  Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Cabbage 

Total time: 30 minutes
   Pork and cabbage are a very traditional pairing.  I've updated it a bit, using pork tenderloin and braising the cabbage for only a short period, leaving just a hint of crunch, closer to a warm salad.

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Cabbage Ingredients:


Day 6: Egg Fu Yung (Chinese Pancakes with Cabbage & Brown Rice)

Total time: 35 minutes
    If you cook the rice with water or vegetable stock, you have a lovely vegetarian main course.  The rice adds 'substance' to the egg although you really can't tell that it's there.  The cabbage retains just enough crunch.  They go together quickly if the rice is cooked in advance.

Egg Fu Yung Ingredients:


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