Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Party Food!

I have spent the last couple of hours making food for tonight's AMC Employee Appreciation Rockband Party! I made a Chicken Pasta Salad that has green bell peppers, cucumbers, parm. cheese, feta cheese! The dressing is olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. It looks delicious!! A friend of mine back in Oregon use to make a pasta salad like this about once a week for dinner. It is pretty low cal as long as you do not add any type of creamy dressings to it. In addition to the pasta salad, I will be taking Monkey bread. What is monkey bread?? Well basically it is pieces of dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar baked in a bunt pan with a brown sugar & butter sauce. So yummy!! Here are the two recipes that I used. :) I hope that you enjoy!!

MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD **I added 1 pound of grilled chicken pieces**
Printed from COOKS.COM

□   2/3 c. oil
□   3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
□   1/4 c. chopped fresh basil
□   2 tbsp. chopped green onion
□   2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
□   1 1/4 tsp. salt
□   1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
□   12 oz. any type of pasta, cooked and drained
□   1 med. size tomato, cut in thin wedges
□   1 each, small red, green and yellow bell pepper, halved lengthwise and cut in thin crosswise strips
□   1/4 c. greek style or pitted black olives
□   8 oz. Feta or mozzarella cheese, crumbled
□   1/4 tsp. crumbled dried oregano

Process oil, vinegar, 2 tbsp. basil, the green onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in blender or food processor until smooth. Put pasta, bell pepper strips, tomato wedges in a large bowl. Pour in dressing; toss to mix. Roll cheese cubes in remaining 2 tbsp. basil to coat. Add to salad; sprinkle with oregano. Toss lightly. Serve at room temperature.
Printed from COOKS.COM

□   4 cans refrigerator biscuits (about 40)
□   1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
□   1/2 cup butter
□   1 cup white sugar
□   1 cup brown sugar, packed
□   1/2 cup pecans, raisins and/or coconut, if desired

Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a plastic bag and mix.Add biscuit pieces, several at a time; shake to coat well.
Place pieces in a buttered tube or Bundt pan until all are used.
Sprinkle layers with nuts, raisins or coconut.
Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in saucepan. Cool 10 minutes, then pour over top of biscuits.
Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Turn upside down to serve.


  1. I will have the MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD for part of dinner Thursday. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for posting the resipe:) The desert sounds great as well. I just think tonights desert I made will last a couple weeks in this house. LOL

  2. Tab...I added Cucumbers to the salad. Karyn use to make the salad as the main part of the meal. :) Instead of grated parm...i used shredded. let me know how the one I posted above I tweeked mine but got pretty good reactions at work.


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