Friday, August 27, 2010
Time for a break!
I just finished sewing around the elements in my IQA quilt. For years I cooked for my husband, my kids, and anyone that was working for us on the farm. At times it was rather demanding to cook a noon meal everyday for a lot of people. When Marvin died, I continued to cook for everyone who works here.......(how many people get to eat a home cooked meal at not cost at their place of work?) I really enjoyed it most of the time, but sometimes I really wished I didn't have to do it everyday. When Mamie and Jason had children, they would come too and it was fun to cook for my grandchildren. Of course, I cooked their favorites........pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, steak, green beans( we raise our own beef). Several years ago my daughter(in law)(she's more of a daughter than an in law) started cooking lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When she started home schooling last year, she started cooking three days a week and I was down to two days a week. This summer Jason decided he wanted to go home to lunch, so now I try to get them to come for dinner at least 1 day a week and the rest of the time I cook(?) just for myself.......which usually means cereal and milk, egg sandwiches, baked potato, whatever is aging in the refrigerator, or a frozen entree(not my favorite) I have recently started making myself pasta salads and dreamed up this recipe. It makes a small amount, tastes good, is nutritious and is easy to make: