Wednesday, July 2, 2008

stormy feelings



we had a storm roll through tonight, strong winds and hail. we lost a few tree branches, but no major damage. it made me think about the people who have lost so much recently. photos, family recipes - those are the things that would hurt the most over time. i mean, i'd love a new wardrobe and furniture! but to lose the old wooden bowl my great gramma mixed her biscuits in would make me sad.

i did get my aprons sent off last week to lucy's apron angels. i hope that those little aprons, just bits of fabric and thread, will help heal some that are hurting. i sent the pink polka dot, with a knit dishcloth tucked in the pocket. i also sent one from my always growing collection, a very cute apron with a matching potholder. plus a note for each, with a recipe card for my favorite pasta salad. we love this so much we made tons of it to serve at our wedding! it's from taste of home magazine.

sweet-sour pasta salad:

1 16 oz. pkg. tri-color spiral pasta
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 red or green pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley

dressing:

1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1 Tbsp. ground mustard
1 tsp. salt(optional)
1 tsp. garlic powder

cook pasta according to the package; drain and rinse with cold water. place in a large serving bowl. add. the onion, tomato, cucumber, peppers, and parsley; set aside. in a saucepan, combine the dressing ingredients. cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. pour over salad and toss to coat. cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. eat entire bowl by yourself.

1 comment:

Lorrie said...

I made your pasta salad, it was delicious!

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