"We've got Plates and Places", it was a quote that my great grandfather often used to encourage guest to stay, visit and dine with the family. My great grandparents had very little, but there was always enough food to go around. For me,the expression not only relates to what my great grandfather intended it's use, it also is fitting for my love to travel and the recipes I collect from those travels. So join me, "There's always Plates and Places!"
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Diva's Pasta & Pepperoni Salad
Today is Foodie Friday! It is hosted by Designs by Gollum. Be sure to go by and see all of the participants of this most Tasty day of the week!
This being summer, I am thinking light dishes. This recipe below is just that, light and filling. It's a perfect dish to put in a cooler for picnic's, tailgates or to eat beach or lakeside. It's quick simple and packed with taste and color. And you have heard the old addage, we eat with our eys before we eat with our stomach's? Well this dish is a party on a plate. My friend, Diva, is often asked to make and bring this pasta dish anytime we have a get together. It was perfect for our last girls beach trip. We took it beach side in our cooler, and munched on it for lunch beach side. It's light, yet filling, colorful and even the kids love it. You will too! Diva's Pasta Salad 1 box of tri-colored spiral pasta (publix brand) 1 pack of pepperoni (turkey pepperoni) 1 can of artichoke hearts 1 can of chopped black olives 1 pack of dry Italian seasoning 1/2 bottle of Italian dressing (publix brand)
Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Drain pasta and toss in dry italian seasoning. Mix with chopped pepperoni, artichokes and black olives. Toss in 1/2 bottle of italian dressing. Chill and serve.