This is a quick, easy, cheap, come back for seconds family dish!
Pasta salad is the perfect side dish for any summer meal! You can also change the recipe very easily by tossing in any of your favorite ingredients right from the cottage garden!
Cook your favorite kind of pasta while you’re making the sauce to save time! (we like using small pasta such as angel hair or bow-ties)
* Feel free to double the recipe – or add your own favorite ingredients 😉
While your pasta is cooking, mix together the following ingredients & let sit until pasta is done.
4 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped basil leaves
2-3 cloves pressed garlic
1 can sliced olives (I prefer mushrooms)
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. olive oil
Add salt & pepper to taste
Top your pasta with this delicious sauce & be prepared for seconds 😉
Some ideas for extra favorite things to add:
– Cheese bits (or freshly grated parmesan cheese)
– Diced green, yellow, red, or hot peppers
– Sugar snap peas
I know your family will enjoy this one!
I also wanted to share some of the newest guests to our bird feeder with you!
I call this little guy Fred 😉
I thought he had a piece of string tied to his tail! It took several days of seeing him at the feeder to realize that his little leg was broken. He gets around very nicely – even though he is “disabled” 🙂
My bird feeder gets lots of traffic! This wild turkey is our latest guest 🙂 Don’t forget… although we have several acres of land surrounding our cottage in the woods, we do live in a little Victorian village! Nice to see such a variety of “guests” come out even in the village 🙂