Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dinner, tonight

I wanted to share our new favorite summertime dinner recipe with you. We have had this four times already this summer, and we still aren't tired of it. It is really quick and easy.

Olive and mushroom pasta salad:
I small box elbow macaroni
2 jars kalamata olives, with juice
1 jar marinated mushrooms
and one block, or container of feta cheese.
Just boil pasta, and dump all other ingredients in. You don't even need any dressing for this salad, because you just use all the juices from the canned veggies.

It is great with corn on the cob, and BBQ chicken breast. Just make sure you make enough for chicken salad the next night!

I also made a Rhubarb crisp for dessert. This is a very simple recipe, and you can use any fruit.
Four cups of rhubarb, chopped set aside in bowl with one cup sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour, let stand about 15 minutes.
Then place rhubarb in greased 10x6 baking dish.
2/3 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. oatmeal
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 C. soft butter

Blend until crumbly and spread over rhubarb.
Bake at 375, for 35 minutes.


Karen said...

That salad sounds wonderful. I love pasta salads in the summer. I've got a big batch of rhubarb in the freezer just waiting for my dang oven to get fixed so I can make up a pan of rhubarb crisp - also one of my favorites with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream - now that's making me hungry, LOL.

Hugs - karen

Claremont First Ward said...

THis looks so delicious.....and I'm starving! :)

QuiltedSimple said...

I'm having salad envy here - I love a good pasta salad - and the rhubarb crisp looks divine - I have 6 lbs of rhubarb to do something with.


Denise said...

Bloglines hasn't been telling me you've posted?! So I had 6 posts to catch up on. Love the swing coat, I've seen that pattern and thought I'd like to knit it one day. And Happy Birthday Anna :-)

Levin said...

mmmmm sounds yummy but we are in the middle of winter so it's not the best time for us. our winter is mild and fairly short, so i have to make the most of the stews, roasts and pies that i can make now.
enjoy your summer days.

jo said...

Oh! your making me feel hungary!! Must try that rhubarb crisp.

Mary said...

Looks delish! Will have to try these recipes.

Marcia said...

Thanks for the great recipies. Everything sounds so good.

Stefanie said...

That rhubarb looks so good. Another thing I like is dicing up rhubarb and them baking it with some brown sugar and pats of butter. Let it cool to warm and place over ice cream. Try it!

kaetrn said...

i love these sorts of easy peasy summer recipes! thanks for sharing! the peonies are to die for by the way!

Leanne said...

Oh delicious...sweet tartness. We don't eat enough Rhubarb here...it's not so commonly available.
I just love the flowers on your table....exquisite.

Hilary said...

YUMMM!!!! Thank you for the recipes! My tummy is grumbling now. :)

Also, your daughter's birthday post from Sunday was just beautiful.

Amanda Jean said...

your salad looks delicious! I was copying down the recipe and compared it with your photo. does it call for 2 jars of mushrooms and one jar of olives instead of two jars of olives and one jar of mushrooms?

Philigry said...

i always use one jar of mushrooms, and 2 ajrs of the olives, but you can do it either way.
The more "stuff" in my pasta, the better!

a friend to knit with said...

rhubarb crisp!
yumm. thanks for these recipes.