I wanted to make the WC Recipe of the week, which is (surprise surprise) a pasta dish. To be exact it is Orzo Salad. Except....I didn't have any orzo.....or feta cheese. And I most certainly don't want to wait an hour and a half for it to chill. Basically its like a whole new recipe. I hope it still counts! Instead of Orzo I used whole wheat rotini. Instead of feta I used goat cheese. Otherwise, I used all the same ingredients. Jon, who wasn't interested in a cold pasta salad for dinner had leftovers - but of course, when it turned out mine wasn't going to be cold he spent the whole night looking at my bowl and drooling. You know how puppies get "those eyes". Yeah, I got them all night. Maybe next time someone won't be so quick to judge. Even though it was hot and not orzo it was a really great dinner. Made my whole day kinda melt away. Pasta and goat cheese can do that to a girl.
Cooking Light's Orzo Salad1 cup hot cooked whole wheat rotini
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well to coat.