Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I believe the word is "modified"

It's been a rough day kiddos. Heck, who am I kidding, its been a rough week. And it shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. We had our first Multistate practice test yesterday (6 hours of multiple choice questions). Today and tomorrow? 6.5 hours each day going over it. That means I first start doing my assignments/studying at 5:00, I dash out for my run and collapse at home wanting nothing more than to sleep, but alas there are mouths to feed. Which has led to an obscene amount of pasta for Jon and I. Obscene. As in, I can hardly remember NOT eating pasta.

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 Salad
1 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.


  1. I'm with Jon -- not a fan of cold pasta either. And, like him, I also would've given you the eyes upon discovering your pasta was not, in fact, cold.

  2. yo... I finally got around to responding to your 'tag'! believe it or not, I had it saved in draft mode for a couple weeks while I thought of things to say :)