The sun is bringing a warm glow to my neck of the woods these days and somehow that makes it seem almost cruel to slave over a stove for a warm dinner when we can have something simple, cool, and tasty. Unless its the Hubbs turn to cook then light up the BBQ and I will get my lounger out.
We get a variety pack of produce from a local food co-op. Its always the same price but the items in it are always just a little different. I have learned to love this pasta salad because the vegi varieties are an endless option.
The basic recipe is this simple.
One thing of pasta... I used a 2lb box of elbows today but I just use what ever I have.
3/4 C Ranch Dressing ... Your favorite will do just fine
3/4 C Italian Dressing ... Again your fav.
Then just start dumping stuff in from there.
Here is what I used today.
2lb box of elbow noodles
Kens Ranch and lite Italian dressing.
Bag of broccoli and cauliflower
One carrot and
about 2 pounds of chicken.
Cook up the chicken any way your family likes it. Cook the noodles and let