Pasta Salad With Tomatoes and Olives

Our recent summer menu included a couple of new salads. And let me tell you, this Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Olives is absolutely delicious.

Our favorite cook adapted the recipe found here. Instead of sun-dried tomatoes and capers she used fresh tomatoes for the dressing. The garlic gives this salad a nice “kick”.

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My Summer 10 Meal Menu

10 meal menu

It’s been a while since I posted a meal menu. We like to grill a lot in the summer, so my favorite chef is preparing several side dishes for us this time around.

I’m excited, because we’re trying out a two new pasta salad recipes this time. Obviously we won’t be freezing those. We also won’t freeze the enchilada casserole, chicken salad or rice, black bean and corn salad.

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Emeril’s Macaroni Salad

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March Freezer Cooking – Part 2

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

Let me just start with saying how thankful I am for freezer cooking. I’ve been sick for almost a week now and having meals in the freezer, ready to go has been such a blessing!

Here’s what happened on day 2 of my March 30 Meals in a Day cooking adventure. (Really, it’s more like 30 meals in two days, because I realized after my first try that this would be much easier for me […]

30 Meals in Day Menu Plan – March

It’s time to prepare for another 30 Meals in a Day cooking session. Last month’s session was such a success that I’m excited to do it again. I’ll be trying out a few new recipes this time.

If you’ve never cooked like this before, here are two big reasons why you should give it a try.

1. It Saves Money.

Every two week I pull out a set amount of cash to use for grocery […]

Rice, Black Bean and Corn Salad

black bean, corn and rice salad

I came across this recipe for a healthy Rice, Black Bean and Corn Salad today. It made my mouth water, so I just had to try it.

It’s a good thing I LOVE it, since I doubled the recipe!

I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. Here’s a list of my ingredients:

2c. brown rice 1 can black beans, rinsed 2 c. thawed frozen corn 1 green pepper, diced 4 Tbs. fresh lime juice 4 […]