Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tasty Tuesday

This summer has been TOO hot and when it's too hot, mom refuses to cook.    She would prefer to grab ice cream out of the freezer and call that dinner - which is fine by me but mom says that it's really not the best choice.

Seeing as tomatoes and squash are in season and she's been buying a lot of both, she decided to look for a recipe that might be fun.   She found a recipe here that she decided that she wanted to try.

The first thing she did was to make this Summer Macaroni Salad in the morning so it would be nice and cold at the dinner hour.  She never sticks to the recipe.  She always veers off in a different direction if need be.

I love yellow squash!
 Thanks for the cherry tomato, mom.     I was too quick for the camera, huh☺
 The recipe calls for a pound of pasta but this is not a pound of pasta - she used less than half a pound and she did not use onion because she didn't want the salad to be overpowered by onion flavor.   She uses the Mrs Dash spices a lot and they have onion and a garlic flavored ones and she likes them.
The ingredients are tossed together and ready for the frig~
Mom loves roasted pumpkin seeds and she sprinkles them on just about everything!
Can I have one onie - pretty please?
This was a fun dinner mom.  Thanks!
Love ya lots♥


Mark Muller said...

roasted pumpkin seeds are super! we come over for lunch ;O)

Julie said...

That does look VERY tasty Molly and wiv pumpkin seeds I bet it taste extra special, yum, yum.
It is difficult to nose what to cook in the heat, anything that means putting the oven on is a bit of a no no isn't it
Loves and licky lisses
Princess Leah xxx

The Army of Four said...

Our mom really like the addition of roasted pumpkin seeds! That would add crunch and a little seasoning!

Two French Bulldogs said...

You NOSE how to stay cool
Lily & Edward

C.L.W.STEP said...

That looks very yummy indeed!

The Gang at LLB said...

That looks like the pawfect summer recipe!!
Arty, Jakey & Rosy

Millie and Walter said...

That summer salad looks delish!

Madi and Mom said...

What a refreshing pasta salad and with fresh veggies and it is so colorful too.
Mom is a huge fan of Mrs. Dash. I think she has every flavor that is sold.
Hugs madi your bfff

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom loves to try new recipes, and pasta salads are a favorite of hers too, especially in the summer. She is going to look for roasted pumpkin seeds. She likes to add sunflower ones too. Thanks for sharing. And we are glad Mom shared some with you too, Molly.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

The perfect meal for those HOT evenings. Though we think ice cream is a great idea, too.

Jacobi said...

Yum. And ice cream - double-yum!

Helen said...

Sounds good. Right now I'm doing low carb though so no pasta, not at home anyway, I cheap sometimes when I'm out.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Pawfect for a summer dinner! We like squash and LOVE cherry tomatoes!
Hazel & Mabel

Sue said...

Mom made a salad using all the stuff in the fridge. She started with macaroni and added tuna and eggs and cheese and broccoli and bacon and onions and tomatoes and some other things she found. She said it was pretty good.

M. K. Clinton said...

That sounds yummy! Where do you get your roasted pumpkin seeds?

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

LOL. My assistant never sticks to recipes either! This looks delicious and so think we might try to make it too!

Grantham Lynn said...

Looks yummy.

Momo and Pinot said...

Oh Molly, our mom LOVES pasta... and pasta salad is always on her list!! This receipt has everything she wants... bol!! Thank you for sharing!!

Momo & Pinot

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That looks so good Can you set aside a plate for us

Janet Keefe said...

That recipe looks yummy - thanks for sharing! We like to modify things around here too, and your Mom's modifications look good. I don't think Luke has tried yellow squash yet, but he likes lots of veggies so we'll have to see!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like a delishus summer treet!!! i hav reesently diskoverd that i luv tomatoes i hav not tried yellow skwash tho maybe i shud!!! ok bye