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Fabulous Food Friday #6

I found this recipe on Shelly’s blog this week and knew it was going to be good. I was right! I made it Tuesday night we just gobbled it up.

BLT Pasta Salad
1 pkg bow tie pasta (I had corkscrew on hand)
1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
3 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 Rotisserie Chicken or 13 oz canned white chicken, shredded (optional, but it’s too good not to!)
1/2 cup mayo
2 TBSP vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cooled. Transfer to a large bowl. Add bacon, chicken, tomatoes, and spinach. Chill while making the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss with pasta and serve.

*When a recipe calls for crumbled bacon, I usually find it a whole lot easier to cut the bacon into small bits before I cook it. It cooks much faster and the fatty parts tend to crisp up better.

**I ended up doubling the dressing like Shelly did. I also do not like vinegar (nor should I have it) but knew the dressing would be too sweet if I didn’t. I only added 2 tsp of it when I doubled it.

Ever since I posted my Apricot Lemon Cake recipe I have been craving some strawberry and peach nectar. Especially chilled! It got me thinking of another dessert that I love, but don’t have very often. Strictly for the fact, that Ian is not a fan of ice cream. If there is some in the freezer he won’t touch it. He’s weird like that. Me, however…if it’s in the freezer I feel obligated to have atleast two bowls a day…sad, I know! Maybe I will invited some friends over just so I can justify making this dessert. I first had it at a restuarant in Utah called the Springville Trolley. It is, of course, over priced so I decided to make it for myself.

Nectar Floats
Vanilla ice cream
Kern’s Nectar (your favorite flavor)
Spoon 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a glass. Pour nectar over ice cream. Enjoy!

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7 Comments

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    {Susan...Seriously.}
    February 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    sounds yummy! love the new blog look. your banner is too cute!

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    Amy
    February 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    mmmm sounds great! love the new look, too! 🙂

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    Debby
    February 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Lunch tomorrow. This is a great recipe. Great make over on the blog.

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    Lisa Dorsey
    February 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I am definitely making that tonight! Yummt. Your blog looks great too!

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    Regina
    February 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I love how so many of your recipes call for stuff I already have!! It’s like you are doing this just for me!! 🙂 And your blog looks adorable!!

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    Jim, Rhi and Ike
    February 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    i will totally volunteer to be a friend who comes over to help you eat dessert, lol

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    Grandma Holly
    March 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    This recipe looks so good.

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