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Saturday, February 7, 2009

I Did it! ...Kinda

On Super Bowl Sunday I cooked! I am so much better at baking but, even so...it's limited. I have mentioned it before but, I have been blessed with WONDERFUL kindergarten parents AND grandparents this year. Come to think of it, I have always had supportive families. Anyway, parents bring me lunch, donate materials, bring tons of snacks, gifts etc etc! So Mrs. G is the grandma who comes up and helps me TWICE a week, EVERY week! I LOVE her! She kept bringing me this pasta salad that I absolutely loved. I was totally craving it on Super Bowl Sunday. She sent me a text with the ingredients and quick directions and VOILA! My mom devoured it and Nealy kept saying, "mmm"...I didn't tell her it had onions in it. Shh! My sister said she wanted the recipe she liked it so much. (Scott isn't so much of a "cold pasta" person...so I think he ended up eating something else). I admit it. I had two bowls! Anyway, It was a success. It was way yummy and now I share it with YOU! It's super easy to make. If I can make it, I know YOU can too! (call me crazy...but, yes I did take pictures. One, I was proud of myself for making the effort. Two, I am so visual...I thought it would be nice to 'see' it if you were considering making it).

1 lb of pasta
1 large can of white tuna..or chicken
green olives
green onion or white
balsamic vinegar
Lowery's Seasoned Pepper
Lowery's Garlic Powder
Real Mayo...or Low Fat

Boil lb. of pasta (of your choice)
Dice 1/8 onion, 4 stalks of celery,
Half green olives with pimento (about 1/2 a cup...more if you like)
Make one large can of solid white tune (you can use chicken if you prefer) Use mayo...(low fat if you are watching your weight)

Mix tuna into drained pasta,
Add olives, celery and onion
Add 1 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
Sprinkle seasoned black pepper to taste
Sprinkle garlic powder to taste
OR you can add the seasoned black pepper and garlic powder to the Balsamic Vinegar...it's up to you.
Mix well. Eat while pasta is still warm OR even better when it's cool. It stores for a good few days and is great for lunch! Enjoy...you won't be disappointed!

Add fresh strawberries as a side or for dessert
and you are set!

Notice I didn't quite dice the celery. I like the pieces a tad bit more 'chunky.' Also, the shell pasta is perfect for this salad b/c it holds the tuna in the little shells...it's just really what you prefer...


Anonymous said...

i loved this salad. you did a great job on this yomaida. and now i have the recipe! thanks. can't wait to make it. :-) priscilla

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

Looks yummy and healthy!

Jodi said...

Hey Yomaida it's Jodi!! I have to say that my mouth has WATERED since I read about this recipe. I made it last night and it was delicious!! Glad to see you are doing so well!

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