How do you you like these pasta “curtains” from this pastry shop in Portovenere Italy? I thought it was clever! I loved snapping photos of the every-day nuances of each of the countries we visited. I should have remembered to take more pics of PEOPLE in our group though!
So now I’m in the mood for pasta! Here’s some recipes I want to try soon:
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells because we LOVE broccoli at our house!
Cream Cucumber Pasta Salad because a co-worker gave us some fresh cuks that we need to use up, and this looks so fresh and yummy!
AND, I need to make some manicotti because it freezes well for those nights I need a quick dinner. But I think I’ll try cooking it in the crock pot. What if I had some in the freezer and then just stuck them in the crock pot in the a.m. before work? I’ll let you know how that turns out! 🙂
Crockpot No-Boil Manicotti
Have a great day! Do or COOK something NEW!
Our family went to a get-together last Friday evening and we were assigned to bring a salad. So, I took this easy/yummy Italian Veggie Pasta Salad. BUT…OH.MY! All the other salads that were there were also soooooo yummy! I wanted recipes for ALL of them! I noted the ingredients in one particularly scrumptious salad and then came home and searched for a recipe with similar ingredients. I think I came pretty close to finding it and I made it for dinner on Sunday. I need to do that more often!…because I scored! Here are both recipes:
Italian Veggie Pasta Salad
1 package colored spiral pasta; Your choice of vegetables (I used broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, yellow pepper and baby carrots). Boil pasta and mix together with all chopped up veggies; pour 1/2 to full bottle of Bernstein Italian Dressing over pasta and veggies. Chill at least 2 hours.
Chicken Pasta Salad
2 – 8oz packages of bowtie pasta
1 cup celery – chopped
1 can pineapple tidbits – drained
2 cans mandarin oranges – drained
1 -12.5 oz canned chicken (or chopped cooked chicken)
1 package craisins
2 cups grapes (red or green)
1 cup cashews
1 bottle Kraft coleslaw dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Cook the pasta and drain. Place in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Delicious! Serves 15-25