Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Errands and Seafood Salad

This morning was errand day in town. I was going to do this yesterday but with the all day rain I enjoyed my day inside at home.

My grocery cart was loaded and I kept thinking what do I have for lunch. I spotted something I have not seen before - a small container with crab and shrimp. So immediately I had an idea.

This was quick, easy and tasty. All the ingredients were on hand at home except green onions and some fresh mixed greens. So I quickly put them in my cart.

While unloading my groceries - I put water on to boil for a handful of pasta that was in the pantry.

Then I chopped some carrot, celery, green onions, green pepper. Mixed with the pasta after it was drained and cold water run over it. I do not like the strong flavor of store bought dressings and just mixed Hellman's Mayo with a touch of ranch dressing (I keep this on hand because my little girls like to dip vegetables in it). Oh, I cut up about 4 small basil leaves - I have noticed the flavor is strong - but I like it. Would be nice topped with my avocado and black olives - but am saving them for my taco salad over the weekend :D

After it was mixed I cut up probably my last big tomato - even though I have an abundance of the small cherry tomatoes).

So this was tasty and I have enough for my evening meal.


Tabor said...

Balsamic vinegar and olive oil also would go well with that. You could also add a little honey to some mustard and make a dressing. HOwever you do it, you sure do eat well!

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, thank you - I never thought of the Balsamic vinegar and olive oil or honey and mustard. Have all on hand. You helped my aging. memory. I wonder if I do eat well. I try and really stay bored with the eating and the preparing. The pictures always look nice. Should have dressed it up with more lettuce - but it was just for me... Tonight I will light a candle and put on some music :)

Balisha said...

Hi...I just finished my dinner. A seafood pasta salad.Our minds were in the same place today.It tasted so good. I put basically the same things together only used sea shell pasta. I like a piece of wheat toast with mine. Have a nice evening...Balisha

One Woman's Journey said...

Balisha, I think we are alike. I had wheat crackers with mine. I am ready to turn everything off and start my prayer time. Hope Joe is continueing to heal. Blessings to you this evening.

Jessi Cotterill said...

Hello Ern!! I've just cooked tomato salad to eat with pasta for my guests the other days, I got the idea from Nan. And your dish gives me another idea. Thanks.

One Woman's Journey said...

Jessi, pleased we can give each other ideas. I never follow a recipe completely. Just add and delete what taste good to me.
Always make a smaller size for me and much more when guests or family arrive. Have a good night :D I have a busy day.
Delightfully cool this morning but in the 90' this afternoon.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

That looks so delicious, and you served it so beautifully. Now I am inspired to do the same.