Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's wedding season

Or at least for me. This weekend the bf and I went to wedding number 2 for the summer. It was the wedding of one of our very good friends, DB. The ceremony was outdoors and absolutely beautiful! The best part of the weekend was the rehearsal dinner, the bride and groom had karaoke, and not just a machine in a corner, they had a company come in and set it up like at a bar's karaoke night. It was too much fun, especially with the open bar!

Because we've been so busy with all of the weddings, I haven't done much cooking lately, so I'm going to post the pasta salad I made during the Fourth of July weekend. Enjoy!

Southwestern Pasta Salad
1 box bow tie pasta
1 small bottle ranch dressing
1 good size handful cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon of each: chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, salt, pepper, granulated garlic
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 bag frozen southwestern mix vegetables (it should have corn, peppers, onions, etc.)
1 cucumber finely chopped
1 bunch green onions chopped

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool. Place in a large bowl. Add the vegetables, spices, herbs, mustard and dressing. Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes then serve.



CTB said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a fun reception. Thanks for the pasta salad recipe. I'm always looking for something new and different to take for summer bbqs, etc.

Freck said...

The pasta salad looks delish!

Oh yes, I have ordered Proactive and love it, but I guess I didn't count that since I ordered it online and had a good friend tell me to get it, haha.