Sorry, last Monday I completely spaced it until Wednesday.
This recipe is one of my "secrets" and it is great for munching on for an early dinner and then go back and snack later in the day. I love to make it early in the morning on a spring day and then you can go out and play worry free.
I called it "Italian Pasta Salad".
First thing I do is put about 1/4 ranch dressing and 1/2 cup Italian dressing in a huge bowl and whisk them together. This makes a very yummy coating. Also using it isn't as unhealthy as using other things people make pasta sauces out of.
Next I dice up 4 medium sized tomatoes. Stir them into the sauce. I also like to add some halved kalamata olives and a few pepper roccinis topped and a colored bell peper all uncooked. Stiring them into the sauce as I go.
I like to lightly steam the rest of the vegetable before adding them. So I put them in a colander over a pot with some water and cover with a lid. I will just usually add what ever is in season broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are good staples.
Then just cook a bag of twisty noodles. For this type of salad "al dente" is best.
Chopped up your steamed veggies if you didn't already and stir. You may want to add some salt and pepper at this point.
I like to serve garlic toast with this salad too. What else might you serve with it?