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Old 05-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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I really like to do something with seasonal foods, but it seems like anything I like in May is something I'm allergic to. [Yeah, being selfish here.] So, how about this... picnic foods. Think dishes you could literally pack in a basket and take out to a nice grassy place and enjoy casually on a blanket with some cutie. Bonus tips for how to keep things cold or at a safe temp would be great.

Maybe some inspiration...


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Misty's Pasta Salad

1/2 lb whole wheat pasta
1 jar of Girard's Champagne Vinaigrette
1 can black olives drained and rinsed
1 red bell, orange bell and yellow bell pepper diced
1/2 red onion diced
1 head of cauliflower chopped
1 bunch broccoli chopped
4-5 ribs of celery finally diced



Cook pasta per package directions, drain and cool. In a large bowl, combine all your veggies, olives and pasta. Pour full jar of dressing over salad and toss to combine.

This lasts for up to a week in the fridge. I divide it up and take it to work for lunch!

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Oooh, champagne vinaigrette sounds delicious! Must try.
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I'm always looking for ways to use Trader Joe's Roasted Red Pepper, Eggplant and garlic spread. I few weeks ago I did the following, and it was really very good.

I can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into large pieces
a few kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
McCormick's Greek seasoning
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. TJ's Roasted red pepper spread (approximately; I don't really measure this stuff)
1/4 tsp. olive oil (rough guess)
1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped (see above)
crumbled feta (optional, it's good either way)

Place artichokes, tomatoes and olives in a bowl. Season to taste. Dress with the red pepper spread and a little olive oil; toss to combine. Garnish with parsley and feta.
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Pasta Salads just seem like the perfect picnic food for some reason. Cold and refreshing, I guess. This one is my favorite, and it's super easy with so few ingredients.

Spaghetti Salad

1 - 1lb box spaghetti or other pasta (but spaghetti is the best)
1 small bottle Good Seasons Italian salad dressing, the smallest bottle
1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
1 green pepper, seeded and cored
1 medium tomato, seeded
1 medium onion

Cook the spaghetti to al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking, you want to keep the pasta al dente.

Chop the pepper, tomato and onion in a very small dice. Smaller is better, like confetti sized.

Mix the Italian dressing spice packet into the bottle of dressing to make a bottle of double spiced dressing.

Toss everything together and chill.

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This I adapted and tweaked from Julia Child's recipe.

Get 2 pounds of potatoes. Clean, peel, and boil them for just a few minutes. You want them tender, not mushy. Drain & cut up the potatoes.

In a mixing boil, add potatoes, some basil, thyme, and parsley. Dried lavender also works beautifully with this recipe. A cup of onions and celery diced up also works well with this. Add two tablespoons of vinegar, four tablespoons of white wine, four tablespoons of olive oil, and stir this up. You want it mixed well. If you want to, add a pinch of salt to taste.

Note that this is not your typical potato salad with mayo. I don't know why Julia didn't even use homemade French mayo, but it works well with the vinegar and olive oil.
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