Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cooking lunch....

Happy Tuesday evening to everyone! 

This was the day that I delivered lunch for the adult day care at my church.  Of course, cooking that lunch took all of my morning on Monday.:-)

On the menu this time were:  Sloppy Joes, Vegetable-Pasta Salad, Two-Week Slaw, and Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert. 

The plate when served.

For the Vegetable-Pasta Salad, I used a recipe from the Southern Living cookbook from the early eighties.


1 cup uncooked corkscrew macaroni
2 small carrots, cut into 2-inch julienne strips (I bought a package of already prepared.)
2 green onions, chopped
1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained
3/4 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup commercial Italian salad dressing (I used fat-free.)
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (I used light.)
1/8 teaspoon pepper

- Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt; drain.  Rinse with cold water; drain.
- Combine pasta and remaining ingredients, tossing well; chill at least 1 hour. 
- Yield: 6 servings.

Of course, I multiplied the amounts in this recipe as I prepared for serving at least 20.

More MTAV the next time!  We had a big week there.

Thank you for reading.  I appreciate your comments.


  1. That is such a colorful and delicious-looking plate! I'm sure all of the folks enjoyed your lunch, and I hope there were some leftovers for you and The Husband to enjoy as well! :-)

  2. You make a very nice meal for the adult day care at your church. It is presented nicely too.

    I love pasta salad. This recipe is different and it sounds delicious.

  3. Hi Nellie...Oh, I'll bet the people loved that lunch! That is good service you are doing.

    Guess what? We like the same kind of music! Susan

  4. Know what really makes my mouth water? The Sloppy Joe!!!!! :-) Comfort food.

    I'm sure they loved all of your Lunch.


  5. ooo, I haven't had a sloppy joe in forever, yum, goes great with the salads too, beautiful lunch,

  6. How nice you are for making such a delicious lunch for the adult day care. : )

  7. Oh Nellie, you are so thoughtful and such a caring person!