Healthy Cooking Community
Summer outdoor pot luck
About This Community:

The Healthy Cooking community is for exchanging tips and recipes related to Healthy Cooking.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Summer outdoor pot luck

Hey there.  Any suggestions for an outdoor family picnic that is pot luck style?  It will be hot but would like to bring something substantial as well as a salad type of thing.  There will be a crowd there (75 people).  
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
506791_tn?1350343103
Nonnie’s Pasta Fagiola

Foodstuffs: 1# medium pasta shells - cook and drain per instructions (reserve 1 c cooking liquid), 1 1# can each diced tomatoes and chickpeas - drained (reserve 1/2 tomato juice), 4 T onion - minced, 1 T garlic - minced, 1 t each fresh oregano, sweet basil and parsley - chopped, 2 ea T sweet butter and olive oil

Process: While the pasta is cooking (starting when you turn on the heat to boil the water), bring a heavy bottom saucepan to med-high heat. Melt the butter with the oil, stir so the butter doesn't brown. Sweat the onion and garlic until just limp (about 3 minutes), add in the herbs and sweat for 2 minutes, stirring. Add in the tomatoes, chickpeas and tomato juice, stir and reduce to low heat. When pasta is done, return tomato-chickpea mix to high and stir in the pasta water, cook to thicken slightly. Mix the "sauce" and pasta. Serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan, Romano or Asiago cheese.

I like to eat this cold, like a pasta salad.  If I do that, I'll add a light touch of oil and vinegar base Italian salad dressing to it, tossing it to coat the pasta, tomatoes and chickpeas.
Blank
973741_tn?1342346373
Yeah,  that sounds delicious.  Just in time as the picnic party is tomorrow.  I think this will be a big hit!!!  Thank you VERY MUCH!!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Healthy Cooking Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
649848_tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135
FL
6726276_tn?1421130268
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
marytrp