6 oz. thinly-sliced, lean, cooked ham
2/3 lb. (2 med.) potatoes, cut into 1/8” slices
1 sm. crookneck squash, cut into 1/4″ slices
1 sm. zucchini, cut into 1/4” slices
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1” squares
2 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper, to taste
Cut two 15-inch squares of kitchen parchment. For each packet: Place 1/2 the ham on the center of parchment square. Top ham with 1/2 the potato slices, overlapping, then top with 1/2 the remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with 1/2 the remaining ingredients. Fold 2 sides of the parchment over the ham and vegetables in letter-fashion. Grasp the two shorter open ends and pull up to meet. Fold down the open ends twice, to seal. Repeat for second packet. Place in single layer in shallow microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH 7 minutes. Rotate packets 1/2 turn; microwave on HIGH 7 more minutes. Let stand 3 minutes; open 1 packet and check to be sure potatoes are tender. If potatoes are not cooked through, rewrap and microwave on HIGH a little longer. Makes 2 servings.
Note: Microwave cooking times are based on a 700-watt microwave. Adjust cooking times to your own oven.
Menu: Tomato Soup, French Bread, Toasted Pound Cake with Fresh Seasonal Fruit.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: 250 calories, 4 gm fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 980 mg sodium, 3 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm fiber, 23 gm protein.