Saturday, October 18, 2008

Yummy Pasta Salad

Tomorrow night we are invited to go over to Jeremy's cousin's (Sara & Brock) for dinner and Jeremy said we'd bring a pasta salad. Jeremy's mom makes the yummiest pasta salad and I always steal it from her when she makes it. So Jeremy got the recipe from her and went shopping and made the whole thing by himself. I was VERY impressed. I just sat in the kitchen and talked to him while he made it.

Again, I need to charge the camera to get pic's of this event, but try to imagine it if you can. ha ha

Pasta update after the dinner:
The pasta was a huge hit. Everyone that ate it kept asking, "Tara, did you really make this or did Jeremy?" lol He made so much that I think we had 10 bowlfuls of it ourselves, had 11 people at dinner eat it at Brock & Sara's, and we gave some to my mom, dad, and grandma and grandpa Grover... and, there was STILL a bit left over.

Good job babe! (Also, congrats to Brock and Sara and their new announcement. Am I allowed to say anything yet?)

Here is the pasta salad recipe:

Lona's Pasta Salad
1- 1 1/2 bags (12-16oz) of the colored pasta with all the different shapes and sizes (sorry, I can't remember the name of the pasta mix)
2 Tomatoes, cubed
2 Cucumbers, cubed
1 Can of sliced olives
1/2 Red onion, diced
1 1/2 - 2 Cups Mayonnaise
Broccoli sprigs (to the amount desired. Jeremy didn't put very much in.)
2 packets of Hidden Valley Ranch
Dillweed to taste

Cook pasta, rinse with cold water and cool in fridge.

Mix all vegetables together and add to pasta.

Mix Mayo, Dillweed and Hidden Valley Ranch together in separate bowl and pour over vege/pasta mix. Stir together, enjoy right away or chill and serve.

Easy eh? Not only is it pretty, but it is yummy! I thought it would also taste good to add some sunflower seeds to it.


Heather said...

Holy cow that is a lot of pasta!! Sounds yummy! :)

Sara said...

The pasta was great! Thanks so much for coming over and hanging out. It was a good time. :)

Jeff-Lacy said...

I miss you blogging! Get back to it. I just tried this salad. I have had it bookmarked forever (since October), so good!