I have a problem with sides. My husband would definitely attest to that. A typical dinner at our home usually consists of something like, say, spaghetti with a loaf of bread (still in the bag) thrown on the table. Or perhaps tacos with some warmed up canned corn. Nothing too fancy at our house…I have always been of the mind set that: Isn’t the main dish enough? After all I did cook something! (he he)
Well, I’ve decided it is time to change my ways, and learn how to cook a more rounded meal. You know, with a main dish, a side dish, a vegetable, a fruit… I’m not sure if I can do it, but I thought I would give it a try. (And then maybe I will be able to do it sometimes, which is definitely better than never RIGHT!?!) So here is my first side dish recipe of what I hope to be many many many many….
Tri-Color Pasta Salad Recipe:
- 1 (12 oz) box Tri-Color Rotini
- 1 small can sliced olives
- Cubed cheese (I used Monterey Jack)
- Cubed ham or turkey
- Italian dressing
Cook pasta, and let cool. Mix in olives, cheese, ham and Italian dressing to taste. Refrigerate for an hour (if you can) since this salad tastes better cold. I actually think it tastes best after the flavors have had time to mix over night…but lets be realistic here—-who honestly remembers to make a side salad the night before??? :-) So just know, that the left overs will be delish!
I need some side dish inspiration!!! Please leave me a link if you’ve got a great recipe post!!!