Monday, July 11, 2011

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

I have been looking for a great tuna pasta salad recipe for years!  
I'm not joking........  I think my obsession all started when my boys 
were little and we would take them to Chuck E. Cheese.  They had 
a tuna pasta salad on their salad bar that would make me want to 
take the boys there way more than was necessary. While everyone 
else had their plate piled high with pizza, I would have a giant blob 
of tuna pasta salad and crackers.
Over the years I've tried all kinds of different recipes and ingredients 
and nothing I tried would turn out quite like I was hoping. Then I found 
a recipe from the Whole Foods Market Cookbook. The first time I 
made it as a sandwich.  I could tell right away that it would be awesome 
with some pasta added to it for a light, cold summer supper.  It is amazing, 
even better than that mouse place.  Now I'm thinking.......Chuck E. Who?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Teriyaki Burger with Grilled Pineapple and Bell Pepper Rings with Provolone

I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July!  We had an awesome day!  
To start the day off Jimmy took Bay and I to Panera Bread for a yummy 
breakfast.  We ate outside because we took Bindi (our Papillon) with us.  
Later for lunch we took both Bindi and Chip (our Chocolate Lab) to the 
lake for a picnic lunch.   The dogs loved getting out of the house and 
romping all over the the park.  We had all afternoon to goof off because 
both Ty and Tan had to work most of the day.  Mom came over about 3 
while the rest of the family was in the backyard swimming.  Finally,we 
started on dinner preparations.    

Jim and I had make the Teriyaki burgers a week before and tweaked the 
recipe and it turned out awesome!  My mom said it was the best burger 
she had ever eaten.  I have to agree!  We served it with homemade sweet 
potato fries and a low fat ramen noodle salad.  It all had a slightly Polynesian 
feel and went great together. 

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