Loganne and I both love pasta salad. Especially this one. It incorporates Logannes favorite food, pickles. Yes, not just a small amount either. Dill pickles are the star of this salad.
With everyone gone, I decided to make this for dinner. Now in my usual fashion it just got bigger. If you know me, then you know I can never cook a small amount. I don’t know what it is but my food amounts always just grow. But now I have pasta salad for a football team, I swear. It’s crazy. Enjoy!
Creamy Dill Pasta Salad
A great summer pasta salad.
-3 cups dried pasta
-1 cup diced dill pickles
-1 cup diced cheddar cheese
-3/4 cup diced onion
-1/2 cup pickle juice
-1 teaspoon dried dill
-2/3 cup mayonnaise
-1/3 cup sour cream
-3 tbsp pickle juice
-salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot bring water to a boil. Cool pasta according to pkg directions or until tender. Do not over cook. Drain and run under cold water. Put back in the cooled pot and add the 1/2 cup pickle juice. Toss to coat and allow to sit.
In the meantime chop pickles, onion, and cheese. Set aside. In a small bowl add mayo, sour cream, and pickle juice. Stir to combine.
Pour the pickle juice off the pasta and add to a large bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture and stir to coat. Add in the chopped ingredients and the dried dill. Place in the fridge and allow to sit at least an hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Note: this does seem to absorb a lot of the dressing, so if you like it creamy you might make extra sauce to stir in after it sits overnight.
I am one of those knitters who must tackle one project before beginning another. I know that my personality of loosing interest would cause me to cast on endless projects only to put aside to begin something else. Ultimately never finishing any. Therefore it is a one at a time for me.
Currently I have been stuck on a Hudson Bay inspired wool baby blanket. I have no idea why I started this except that it was so darn cute. It has become my nightmare knit. It is taking forever!
This weekend I took it camping and managed to get in quite a bit of time working on it. I am now officially about three rows over halfway! Now to finish so I can begin all the things I need to get done before fall.
In the summer I really struggle to find things that sound appetizing. It’s so hot that anything heavy or hot just sounds unappealing. I also crave veggies. I know with all those things together I’m surprised I find anything.
The last week or so I have been making the most glorious concoction for breakfast. There is really not much to it, but it tastes amazing and sticks with me until evening.
This is one of those things were you toss in what you like or what you have on hand. It varies for me depending on my fridge and my mood.
15 minutes to make and serves 2
2 swaggertys sausage patties
1/4 cup diced bell pepper
1/4 cup onion chopped
1/4 cup asparagus in 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup diced fresh tomatoes
3-4 eggs whisked
Handful of shredded cheddar cheese
Brown and crumble the sausage in a skillet. Once no longer pink add all the veggies and a little olive oil if needed. Cook stirring often until tender about 10 minutes. Add the eggs and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss in the cheese and fold in until melted. Serve with toast. Enjoy