Saturday, May 27, 2017

Tortellini Caprese Salad and a Holiday Weekly Menu

All gave some....some gave all.  We had the honor of hearing Billy Ray Cyrus perform his song in honor of a fallen soldier while we were at the Grand Ole Opry earlier this month.  The family of that soldier were in the audience and were going to be having his memorial service that weekend.  It was very touching and my eyes were not the only one's leaking in that room.

May God hold all our fallen military close in His arms and send His peace down to enfold all the family and friends that they left behind.  May we all remember, as we are enjoying our Holiday weekend, what price was paid for our benefit.

We are going over to Nicole and Pierre's this morning.  They want to add a wall and a sink in their basement so Frank is going to see what the project will entail.  Tomorrow we are going over to Frank's sister's house for a BBQ.  There is nothing on the schedule for Monday but that is always subject to change.

I have a great salad for those of you that are looking for a dish to take to your Memorial Day BBQ. It is a perfect side dish for grilled meats.  We served it with grilled burgers when our friends, the Bendas, came for dinner and Melody ate the leftovers for lunch while she was here.

It is quick, easy and contains no mayo so is perfect for potlucks, picnics and BBQs.  If you, like I, love Caprese Salads you are going to love this.  To make it even easier, I used tortellini from the dairy case and premade pesto meaning that this salad took approximately 20 minutes from start to finish and could be served immediately or chilled until it is time to eat.  It is best served at room temperature so perfect for on a buffet.

Tingting is off this week so we will not have our Little Angel Face but I do have Food Pantry on Wednesday since it is the 5th Wednesday of the month.  Thursday is choir practice and Friday our friends, Kurt and Kim are coming over for dinner.

Around the farm we are going to be getting an estimate on extending the driveway to include a parking area, opening the pool and installing a whole house generator.  And, of course, we will be eating so you will find our Weekly Menu following the recipe for Tortellini Caprese Salad..  Please stop back during the week as I share more photos and recipes.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

1 (9 oz) pkg. refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 (8 oz) pkg. pearl mozzarella balls
1 (10 oz) pkg. grape tomatoes
1/4 c. prepared pesto

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and toss with mozzarella, grape tomatoes and pesto.  Print recipe

Weekly Menu

Grilled Fattoush Salad

Sunday-BBQ at R&R's
Corn Dog Bites 

Meatless Monday-Memorial Day
Tuscan Bean Pasta

Curry Chicken Drumbsticks
Parsley Rice
Pineapple Salsa 

Italian Steak Sandwiches
Italian Bean Salad 

Hot Dogs 

Tomato Bruschetta
Gin Infused Shrimp with Martini Mayo
Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream


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