In the mean time, a quick post as to my Foodie gifts I received this month. The makings of salads, use of crusty bread and a pasta salad recipe! So here's this month's surprises sent to me by Cindy in North Carolina:
- Bella Tavola Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- The Biltmore's Creamy Vidalia Onion Dressing (I soooo love onions)
- Bread Dipping Seasonings (including Rosa Maria (rosemary & garlic), Sicilian Blend (garlic, onions, tomatoes), Tuscany Blend (sundried tomatoes & basil), and Parmesan Blend (roasted garlic & cheese)).
- Gourme Mist Fusions - Balsamic Vinegar + Pomegranate Spray
Is it dinner time yet?
Don't forget that you can participate in the Foodie Pen Pal program too! Just sign up before July 5th!
Cindy also sent me a pasta salad recipe I can't wait to make...let's hope I can find some nice local produce to test this recipe out. Here's the recipe she sent:
Greek Pasta Salad
1 bag colored rotini
1 pkg. sliced turkey
5 roma tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1 to pkgs feta cheese (she likes the basil tomato feta)
Cook pasta. Rinse in cold water. Dice turkey and vegetables. Add to cooked pasta. Add feta. Mix in Greek vinagrette.
1/3 c. olive oil
3 T red wine vinegar
2 T lemon juice
1/2 t. dried oregano
1 t. sugar
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 t. black pepper.
I think I might try swapping quinoa for the pasta.