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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 4, Day 2

Grilled Beef Kebabs
Basmati Rice

Cooking time:  45 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

        This is a menu for 2 but easily expandable to serve a crowd.  Thoroughly coat all the ingredients in the marinade before assembling. Then you can refrigerate it all until ready. 

Savory Beef Kebabs

Total time: 45 minutes
    These are best if prepared earlier in the day and allowed to soak up the flavors - plus it makes dinner a breeze!  By doing the meat and some of the vegetables separately you can cook the skewers for different times: allowing the onion to get done to your liking without overcooking the beef. 

Savory Beef Kebabs Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

yogurt sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Basmati Rice

Total time: 20 minutes
     Simple, fragrant, fluffy, quick-cooking ....for me, the perfect white rice for a side dish.

Basmati Rice Ingredients:

 Instructions:1

Note:  Vary the herbs based on the main course.  If fresh are available use 1 tbs, snipped or minced and add during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Cooking Schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors,
medium bowl, small saucepan, lid, small
bowl, skewers, plate for holding stuff while
working, barbecue grill

Soak skewers in warm water
Mix ingredients for marinade in medium bowl
Cut beef, add to marinade, stir to coat
Clean mushrooms, add to marinade, stir gently
Cut onion, peppers
Slice zucchini (courgette)
Snip herbs
Make yogurt sauce, refrigerate
When ready:

If cooking immediately, light/turn on barbecue
Remove meat and mushrooms from marinade
Put onion, pepper, zucchini in marinade, to coat
Thread meat, mushrooms, tomatoes on skewers
Thread onion, pepper, zucchini on skewers
Either cook or refrigerate
To finish: Melt butter for basmati
Sauté basmati
Add stock, herbs to basmati, cover, simmer
Put vegetable kebabs on grill, indirect heat
Turn vegetable kebabs, move over direct heat
Put meat kebabs on grill, direct heat
Get Yogurt sauce from fridge
Fluff rice
Remove kebabs when done to your liking, serve