I miss going to the grocery store with you, now that you are in elementary school. It’s always more of a project, but so much more fun. You always want to try new cheese samples, and ride the shopping cart, and look for peaches and plums, and grab a snack for snacking later on in the car, and doing your funny walk when you get bored, and ask me a million questions like whether fish fart….
Daddy surprised us by coming home from his business trip earlier tonight, so I got to go to the grocery store with you after school today, for a special last minute welcome home dinner. I had fun. I hope you did too.
Love from Mom
Peas & Ham Pasta Salad
2 cups pasta, cooked (the kids picked farfalle tonight)
1 3/4 cups peas (I use frozen peas, parboiled)
1 cup ham, diced (I used Black Forest ham from the deli tonight)
1/4 cup sweet relish
2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
1 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegan or low-fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
Freshly milled black pepper
A. Prep all the salad ingredients and mix in a large bowl.
B. Put all the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until well-incorporated. Dress and toss the pasta salad (A).
Served tonight with kebabs, heirloom tomatoes and leftover split pea soup. The perfect Summer menu for a hot Spring day.