August 20, 2009

Delicousness from the Garden

I used tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow zucchini/squash (planted both not sure which is which), and zucchini from our garden to make a pasta salad for work. It was delicious (if you don't count the salty pepperoni).

To make the salad:
I cooked a bag of Wacky Mac (if you have never tried this you should. I used the Veggie Shapes which has colorful spirals, wheels, shells, tubes, and curls. I put the cooled rinsed pasta in a bowl with cubes of Colby jack, pepperoni I had heated in a pan then blotted it with paper towels to take away some of the grease, and sprinkled it all with Parmesan cheese. In a separate bowl I poured a bottle of Kraft Free Zesty Italian dressing over the chopped veggies. I let the veggies marinate in the dressing for about five hours, next time I will let them marinate over night--then again that does require forethought and oft times I am lacking in that area.

The problem with this salad arose the next day when PE took it to work and after one bite threw it in the garbage because it was disgusting. Not quite sure what I would have to do different to make the disgustingness not occur. Until then I will either make a smaller salad or I will make sure there will be a lot of people to eat it. The BEST part of the salad is all the veggies that came from our garden. Go us!

I made a great Zucchini Spoonbread earlier this week and I will be making Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. I will share both recipes with you in the near future.

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