Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Bestest Helpers

We are helping mom make macaroni salad and tuna salad!  Mom says we are such good helpers!
I got a grape tomato!

And Mitch got a black olive!  It's sorta matches your nose, Mitch!
The recipe is as follows for the pasta salad:

Boil 1 pound of pasta until it's done and then drain it.

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup wine vinegar, 3 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 clove garlic that has been minced, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried marjorum, 2 Tablespoons of parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Combine the above ingredients and pour over the cooked pasta and toss well.

We added some cooked asparagus, halved grape tomatoes, 1 can of small pitted black olives, 1 small jar of marinated artichoke hearts and about 1/2 cup of marinated mushrooms. 

The tuna salad is ready to be put on rolls and served with lots of salads for lunch!
Mom tells us that Aunt Fran will be making potato salad and Aunt Jan will be making cole slaw and Aunt April will be bringing a yummy chicken salad and for dessert - peach cobbler!  yummmm
We think the timberframers that will be doing roof duty and siding duty will be very happy with today's lunch!

This past Monday was International Ice Cream day and we missed it!     We're making up for it now!
So until next time......................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

38 comments:

George the Lad said...

You two live the high life with all that lovely food your mom makes, I've took down the recipes and hopefully mom will be making them for me. It was down to you I got water melon.
See Yea George xxx

Inky and Molly said...

That sure sounds like they've got another feast ahead of them at the barn. Enjoy!

Angus said...

Wilf would be only too happy to help.

Finni said...

INTERNATIONAL ICECREAM DAY!!!?
That sounds too good to be true. You know Mummy is drooling at the sight of all those salads :)
We think you're right Maggie that olive does match Mitch's nose.
Have a great weekend!
Headrubs
Finni & Nell xx

Niamh said...

Look at all that delicious food! We are very upset to hear that INternational Ice Cream Day passed and we didn't even know about it. We would have liked to have participated. Good luck at the barn raising and we hope that they save you some of that tuna salad.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mango said...

What would they ever do without your help?

Slobbers,
Mango

tula said...

What?? woo've missed ice cream day! then woo bettah have two scoops:)

Happy Barn Raising!
tula

Gus said...

we hope you have a bootiful day for the barn work. And the salads look yummies!

gussie

pee ess...I always gets a taste of tuna salad, before the onions go in...it is one of my favorites.
g

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

YUM-O. Looks like some good eatins' at your house.

We are going to be making some foodables today so we don't have to cook while Jake, Fergi, Moma and Nina visit us. We'll just sit on the front porch and talk and eat. Wish you were close by!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m!
oh how yummy!
now if that is not the picture of summer fun, i do not know what is!
have a great weekend and chomp an extra tomato for emmitt!
xoxox
m & e

Sam said...

Thank you for the recipe! I've been wanting to make a macaroni salad and have been searching the 'net for recipes! I think I will try yours!

Sam

violett said...

If I am knows You, I often get ice and water melon.
If this sees my mummy, she gives me certainly also tasty salads. She loves the Italian kitchen and this smells always so well.
I would like to see with pleasure other things which you may eat.

Mummy has shopped already a little bit nice for your package. She has shown it to me and I did not want to give it at all. Now she must buy it once again, because I do not give it any more. I am a terrier. Yeah
Kissis
Mischka

Samantha said...

Yumminess yumminess! Everyone is going to be so happy to dine on those delish salads! I had no idea we could have tomato or olive! I'll have to keep tuning in to your channel, cause you gets the widest varieties of foodables of any doggies I know! Oh... and happy ice cream licking too - wowzers! We love ice cream!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie

the 4 Bs said...

that pasta salad is beautiful.

hee hee. we like the olive that matches Mitch's nose. that's funny.

woofs.

Bocci said...

Yep, that olive does match Mitches nose :-)
Yum do those salads look good-glad you two got to help!

Hope it's not as hot there as it is here...we in Ohio have a heat advisory-please take care!

Your buddy,
Bocci

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Maggie and Mitch, that food sure looks delicious!!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my!

Yum!
YuM!!
YUM!!!

Thanks fur sharing!

I hope evFURRYone is staying hydrated and safe out there -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Peanut said...

That food looks delicious. We are sorry we missed your birthday Maggie. So happy late birthday.

Faya said...

Huuummmm miam miam.....bon appétit my friends. I like tomatoes a lot but Dyos doesn't....
Kisses, Faya

Tessa the Maltese said...

If Mango helps you two there won't be anything left for the hoomans!!! BOL

Have a Grrrrreat Weekend, stay cool.

woo woos, Tessa

The Army of Four said...

That pasta salad looks incredible! And mmm... tuna!
Tail wags,
Storms

The Thuglets said...

wow...brilliant salad. Looked delicious and scrumptious!

Cassie said...

yummy yum yum yummy!! Those ingredients make our mouths water...soooo it's off to the farmers market now!!
Smooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Lorenza said...

How it was possible that you missed the International Ice Cream Day?? hmmm....
Glad you had some to celebrate it!
Yummy salads!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

El'bow and Hauwii said...

your super cooks :D

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

mayziegal said...

Oh, you ARE the bestest helpers! And now I'm STARVING!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Twix said...

I'm ready to dive right in. Do I have to do a bunch of work to eat that yummy food? I sure hope not ;o)
Snuggles,
Twix

Mack said...

Do you guys need any help polishing that off??? Cause I would LOVE to help you....


Sugars,
Mack

Maggie Mae said...

A little FYI...I am very good at eating leftovers...just sayin' :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Teddy Bear said...

Yummmmmy! A day of hard work followed by great food sound pawfect.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Hollie and Janie said...

You two are the best kitchen assistants ever!!! Those salads look so yummy!!!
Love, Janie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so glad to see that your hard work and help was rewarded with some tasty ice cream. Thanks for the recipe - it sounds yummy.

Good luck at the barn raising.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Thor said...

Hi M&M!
Good job helping mom!
That pasta salad looks so yummy!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Yes, black olive and Mitch's nose matching is funny!
Thor

Wyatt said...

Maggie and Mitch-
Your mom makes some of the yummiest food! Hang on to those recipes...we have a recipe contest coming up! Yipee!

Wyatt

MAXMOM said...

Hey there M & M
The food sounds yummy! Yummy! Yummy! Wish we were there to help. Good luck with the Barn.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Stardust said...

Gorgeous food! Mum has such talent on everything. Hey, there should be ice-cream day every month don't you think? I just had gelato yesterday. ;)

scottiechronicles said...

That pasta and tuna stuff sure looked good. Guess it's all gone by now.... Roooooooo, Stuart

Joe Stains said...

Those are two of Mom's favorite things. She never thought to put asparagus in her pasta salad, what a good idea!!