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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 6, Day 2

Barbecued Veal Chops
Oriental Rice and Courgette (Zucchini) Salad
Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Cooking time:  30 minutes  plus 5 earlier         Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      If veal chops are hard to find, or outrageously expensive, substitute lamb or pork.   Keep pine nuts in the freezer to keep fresh.

Barbecued Veal Chops

Total time: 20 minutes
   Veal tends to be a mild flavored meat that lend itself well to robust sauces and marinades.  The chops can marinate anywhere from 1 - 8 hours so start the marinade whenever you have a spare 5 minutes.

Barbecued Veal Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Oriental Zucchini (Courgette) and Brown Rice Salad

Total time: 30 minutes
   I use 'Uncle Ben's' which is all I can get and it is quick cooking.  It looks like brown Basmati and cooks in 15 minutes.  You could substitute Basmati, if you prefer.  The cooked rice is combined with the sautéed zucchini and a light, oriental vinaigrette just before serving.

Oriental Zucchini  and Rice Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad

Total 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.....

Fresh Peach and Berry Salad Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes plus 5 earlier
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, small bowl, dish for marinating, medium
skillet,small saucepan with lid, 2 medium bowls,
barbecue grill
Earlier in the day:
Make marinade for chops
Spoon over chops, coat well, refrigerate
Dinner:
Turn on/light barbecue grill
Start to cook rice
Slice zucchini
Mince garlic, ginger

Toast pine nuts; remove, set aside
Sauté garlic, ginger
Add zucchini, sauté
Wash fruit, slice, stem, etc
Sprinkle sugar, add yogurt, vanilla, refrigerate
Mind the zucchini
Make vinaigrette
Cook chops
When rice is done, put in bowl
Add zucchini, vinaigrette, stir, set aside
Turn chops
Sprinkle pine nuts on rice salad
Remove chops, serve
Don't forget the fruit salad...