Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rainbow Jell-OOOOOOOOOhhhhh!

A friend of mine made this Jell-O for her daughter's 2nd birthday party. I forgot how much I enjoy a bowl of this gelatin delight with a dollop of cool whip... so refreshing, so delicious, so EASY!
You'll Need:
5-6 small packages of Jell-O in different colors/flavors
Cool Whip (or any whipped topping)

What You'll Do:
Make one recipe of Jell-O at at time, follow the directions on the box.
Then pour into any glass dish. Place in the refrigerator until firm.
Repeat the process with the remaining Jell-O packages.
(I recommend making this the day before a party or get-together, that way it has over night to set.)
Before you are ready to serve, top with cool whip (or any whipped topping).

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm calling this one Salad Pasta...

...instead of Pasta Salad :) Pretty Clever, huh?

A few months ago, a friend of mine made a pasta salad from a recipe on the back of a (gasp!) Simply Pasta box... That gasp! is tongue in cheek - who am I to judge where someone gets a recipe, as long as it is good! And it was. Good, that is.
I've tried to find that recipe a few different times. And when all else failed, I just made up my own. So here is my version of that recipe,

Salad Pasta
4 oz Gemelli Pasta, cooked and cooled
a couple of handfuls of Romaine lettuce (I used half of a bag of salad)
1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
4 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed
1 small can of black olives or Kalamata olives, sliced
your favorite dressing - i used a Kraft sun-dried tomato vinaigrette (one of our favorites for pasta salad), my friend used a jar of basil pesto and it was delicious!!

I also sauteed some chicken breasts in olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar. Then sliced them and served alongside the salad pasta.

Menu #47

Monday: Pasta Salad

Rotisserie Chicken

Tuesday: Caramelized Onion & Proscuitto Pizza

Green Salad

Wednesday: Chili Chicken


Corn Salad

Thursday: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter


Garlic Bread

Friday: Taco Salad

Guacamole & chips

Saturday: 16 minute beef & bean burritos

spanish rice