About 15 years ago, I helped a friend open a little restaurant called Mountain Rose Tea Room in the little mountain town where we raisied our boys, Tehachapi, Ca. We decorated it with antique tables, chairs and furniture. I made cute Rose printed fabric valances and covered chair pads with coordinating fabrics and made cute little table toppers. We used vintage dishes and tableware. I really only planned on training the waitresses and running a little gift shoppe, but it was so busy that I stayed on waiting tables for several years. It's no longer in business and feel I can share a recipe with you here.
I have made several changes to it and add different things at times.
One of our favorites, was Chicken Pasta Salad.
Last Friday night I went to a get together and was asked to bring a salad to share. Mr. SS was home that day working in the garage, so we had it for lunch too.
12 oz package of Whacky Mac (Curly Macaroni in vegetable colors
2 Chicken Breasts
1/2 cup Black Olives
4 stalks celery with leaves
1 bunch green onions
1/2 cupSour Cream
1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
2 Tbls. McCormick's Salad Supreme Seasoning
Fresh Ground Pepper
Cook Whacky Mac according to directions on package.
Chop Chicken, veggies and olives
I add sour cream first to coat pasta. Then add other ingredients. I add the Ranch, Salt and Pepper last and adjust to taste.
I often change it out a bit with Ham, broccoli, peas or grated cheese. Use your imagination!!
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Be sure to go by there and see all the other great food ideas and recipes bloggers have added.
It's a great way to get new food ideas that have been people approved. LOL.