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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 2, Day 6

Pasta Salad with Ham, Peas and Celery

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     I love peas and celery in pasta salads - such great color and crunch.  This is a raw salad, the only thing cooked is the pasta. Cool food for warm weather. 

Pasta Salad with Ham, Peas and Celery 

Total time: 25 minutes 
      I love creamy pasta salads - made with lots of mayonnaise.  Unfortunately, my good sense tells me that it's not the most healthy way to enjoy summer.  Using a bit of Greek or plain yogurt stretches the mayonnaise while still keeping the flavor.

Pasta Salad with Ham, Peas and Celery Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, whisk, pot and colander for pasta, large

Put water on high heat for pasta
Cut ham, pepper
Peel, cut carrot
Slice celery

Pit, cut olives
Cook pasta
Thaw peas
Put all vegetables, ham into bowl
Make dressing
     Pause whilst stuff cooks
Drain, rinse pasta
Add pasta to vegetables, add some dressing
Taste, adjust, serve