Thoughtful aren’t I?
You know what’s so great about it? It really looks all fancy and super, but it doesn’t take long. That’s how I roll. Your Welcome.
Summer is upon us, at least according to the calendar it is, once again I’m going to complain and say it’s really not warm enough. I’m sure these words are going to bite me in the rear at some point this summer when it’s 100 degrees and humid out. But seriously. Can we get over 70 degrees for a few days in a row minus the rain? Not asking for much. Really.
So since summer upon us that means grilling season is in full swing. I LOVE grilling season. Ask me why… please pretty please? Ok I’ll tell you. It means my hubby makes food sometimes now! I don’t grill. Well I can, but I refuse. It’s his job. That’s my theory. He does seem to enjoy it so I just let him go with it. As long as I give him the meat all prepared and ready to go he’s a gem and makes it for me. I think he just secretly likes to stand outside and drink beer and feel manly. Whatever works peeps!
This Zesty Italian Salad is FULL of yummy things like tortellini, black olives, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese, etc. I made it for Miss Ks first birthday party and it was a hit. In fact my little bro-in-law may have turned up his nose at first, tried it and then raved several times. I love cooking for that kid. Tons of compliments. He’s welcome at my table anytime!
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Zesty Italian Salad
- 3.8 oz can black olives sliced
- 1 c. artichokes, chopped
- 19 oz frozen tortellini
- 2 c. pasta
- 1/2 c. mini pepperonis
- 1/2 c. grated Paremsan
- 1 c. Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing Fat Free
- Prepare tortellini and pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse in cold water. Put into large bowl.
- Mix pasta with black olives, artichokes, pepperoni and Parmesan cheese. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and mix well. Store in refrigerator. If the pasta soaks up the dressing before serving just add a little more.
by Julie Evink
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 3904kcal Calories from fat 1526|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 170g||262%|
|Saturated Fat 49g||245%|
|Dietary Fiber 33g||132%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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