Tonight the kiddos are with the grandparents. Super Dad and I are off for our monthly supper club with three other couples. We are going to see a Beatles cover band for that's playing the Friday Night Concert on the Square in our town. One couple is bringing some yummy fried chicken and biscuits and the rest of us are bringing sides. I made up this really tasty pasta salad this afternoon along with some turtle cookies for dessert!
Here's my "recipe" per se:
1lb whole wheat or whole grain pasta
3 diced Roma tomatoes ( or whatever summer tomatoes you have)
several basil leaves
crush red pepper flake
Boil your pasta. Drain and toss in a good drizzle of EVO then let it cool. Toss in your tomatoes and basil (I use kitchen shears to get nice thin cuts of basil). Dump as much of the balsamic vinaigrette into your pasta salad ( I like a lot!). Sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flake (use this one sparingly!) and garlic powder. Viola! Yummy spicy tomato basil pasta salad!
This came out way better than I expected. I plan to make this a lot this summer, especially once my summer tomatoes have grown and I can pull them straight from the yard!