Back to School

Crazy times are here again! School started Monday and we've been trying to get back into the school routine. So far, so good. We've had dinner every night, and my son Steven has had a lunch every day. I thought I posted about the trials and tribulations of finding the perfect lunch box, but it must have just been a post in my head.

No. I found it. I must be a bit crazy.


Anyway, we settled on the To Go Ware Two Tier Tiffin Box.


Our backup plan is something similar to this:


He prefers the tiffin box, however, because it does a better job of keeping his food separate. Very important, especially when you are 13.

We were at the store shopping for possible lunch options, and they were offering a sample of this pasta salad. It was so good, we immediately picked up all the ingredients (except the tomatoes--the girl didn't make it with tomatoes and he loved it exactly the way it was).

Smoked Cheddar and Turkey Pasta Salad


Ingredients
  • 8 ounces uncooked wagon wheel pasta
  • 8 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 8 ounces smoked turkey breast, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced (optional!)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup milk.
Cook and drain pasta. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, parmesan, and milk; blend well. Combine pasta and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add mayo mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Prepare for gifts and accolades once your friends and family taste this salad.

2 comments:

Little Ms Blogger said...

I'd want that lunch box too - that is soooooo cool!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Sounds like a delicious recipe - I'm always on the lookout for some great new salad recipe. Thank you for sharing!

Kristin