Three Color Pasta Salad

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Theme: Picnic (National Picnic Month)

Oh My~I am so late posting my Scrumptious Sunday post. I just got home at 9:30 p.m. CST-aaahhhh! This is going to be a quickie post. I hope to visit everyone tonight-or tomorrow night-when I get home at about the same time-lol! I believe everyone was busy this weekend-we only have seven participants-hehe!

THREE COLOR PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lg. pkg. three color pasta
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes or red peppers, chopped
  • Diet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 1 c. toasted, slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Chopped black olives

DIRECTIONS

  • Brown chicken in olive oil and chop.
  • Boil pasta according to directions and cool.
  • Toss the remaining ingredients with Ranch dressing and add the pasta and chicken.
  • Serve.
  • VARIATIONS: Add ham, shrimp, chives or no meat at all.
  • Don’t forget to leave in container in a cooler of ice.

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Summer Pasta Salad

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Theme: Summer Salads

ZESTY FETA, CHICKEN, & SHRIMP SUMMER PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked fusilli/corkscrew pasta – or any pasta you choose
  • 1/2 pound frozen cooked cocktail shrimp – this is all for me-none for bf-allergic
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can diced black olives, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 (6 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt/pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a baking dish, and roast 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, cook 8 to 10 minutes, until firm, and drain. Cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, pasta, shrimp, olives, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber. Toss with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and feta cheese, and season with salt/pepper to taste.

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Ice Cream Recipe Round Up

This is my post for the Ice Cream Round Up over at Joy’s Place~Joy of Desserts. I posted this for Scrumptious Sunday over at Mercedes Rocks (my other blog). I have also included all of the links to the other participants’ post for last week’s Scrumptious Sunday: Theme~Ice Cream! Hope you all enjoy!

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

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Theme: Ice Cream (National-USA-Ice Cream Month)

I admit, I have never made homemade ice cream myself-well I have helped others make it. Today I am going to share with you a few things I have done with ice cream and sherbet in the past. I will also share with you as many of the flavors (32) I remember selling when I worked at The Carousel, an ice cream/food shop in our local mall, for eight years.

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Blueberries

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Theme: Blueberries (National Blueberry Month in the U.S.)

I have personally never made anything with blueberries-so I am not going to share a recipe today. Here is a lovely poem I found about Blueberries.

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

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Theme: Beef

I make this all of the time. I believe I got it off of the Bisquick box (yes I did-just found it) and I have continued to make it often. I usually serve mashed potatoes, corn, pinto beans or green beans, and some type of bread. We love it!

IMPOSSIBLE CHEESEBURGER PIE

I believe it is also known as

IMPOSSIBLY EASY CHEESEBURGER PIE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion-chopped (I don’t add this)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (I use more-I love cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix (I use 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup milk (I use 3/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (I use a lot of salt)
  • 2 diced tomatoes (if you want to-I never do)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray or grease 9 inch pie plate
  3. Brown beef and onion
  4. Drain
  5. Salt & Pepper to taste (I use a lot of salt on the meat)
  6. Spread in pie plate
  7. Cover with cheese (I believe some people put the cheese on top)
  8. Stir remaining ingredients (Bisquick, milk, and eggs) with a fork in bowl until blended
  9. Pour into pie plate
  10. Bake about 25 minutes (I usually go 35) or until knife inserted in center comes out clean

I have a pic of what we had for dinner last week-I also have pics of my trip there and back. I will post these later…when I have more time. Busy weekend.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

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Theme: Dairy-National Dairy Month

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

We always have potlucks of finger foods at school for any occasion. This is the specialty that a teacher assistant always brings-yummy!

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