July 21st Menu

We made it back!  It seems like we were gone longer than two weeks.  We came back just in time for this ridiculous heat wave we have going on right now.  This week’s menu takes full advantage of the grill and requires no cooking indoors (although outdoors really isn’t much better).  Either way, the recipes are refreshing and light since it’s too hot to eat anything else.

First up, was a new take on Turkey Burgers.  Bobby Flay has a recipe similar but he calls for Meyer Lemons instead of regular lemons.  Well, a lot of stores don’t carry Meyer Lemons, so we just used regular lemon juice.  They were still yummy and delicious.  I served mine with a chickpea, tomato, and arugula salad since I knew I wouldn’t be using all of the arugula I bought.  Just toss with a little olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and garlic!  

Next was a Caribbean Jerk Pork Tenderloin with a Watermelon and Tomato Salad.  I know the Watermelon Salad sounds weird, but it was really good.  It was a nice refreshing bite to eat after the spicy pork.  I will definitely be making this again and perhaps forcing my friends to try it.

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Finally, I made a Zucchini and Chicken Salad.  Again, this one only requires you to grill the chicken. The rest is chopping, marinating, and sprinkling!  Make sure you slice the zucchini VERY thin since it doesn’t get cooked…I know, a little weird again!  I liked this salad so much, I had leftovers for lunch the next day. 

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Quick tip- grill up extra chicken when you are making this recipe.  Slice it and store it in a tupperware in the fridge to pull out for salads, wraps, or sandwiches during the week.  

Menu 7-21

 

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