Rainbow Pasta – 1 box
Tomatoes – 2 – 3 cups
Olives – 1 can
Onions – 1 cup
Vinaigrette Dressing – 1 bottle
Cesar Dressing – 1 bottle
Garlic – 4 cloves/minced
Onion Power – 2 table spoons
Ground Pepper – 1 table spoon
Chicken/Turkey – 1 pound shredded of either or ½ of both
Boil rainbow pasta and drain in a strainer. Place pasta in a large mixing bowl and stand, let cool. Chop tomatoes, olives, onions, and garlic – set a side. Add 2 cups of each dressing to the pasta bowl and add all previously prepared ingredients. Cook chicken or turkey in a large skillet on medium heat until fully cooked in the center (NO PINK), chicken/turkey will be completely white when fully cooked. Chop or shred meat and mix all ingredients together and place bowl in the fridge until chilled and enjoy. Serves 6 – 8.
FLASH BACK STORY
Everyone who knows me knows that I wasn’t taught how to cook. AT ALL! J I love to eat and I love to eat healthy. When I say that I didn’t learn nor was I taught how to cook – I mean my mother was personally known at Taco Bell and Pizza Hut by first name where ever we lived at the time. For the longest time I thought it was normal for a kid to be able to memorize a menu and order to see how fast you could get your food served to you while in drive-threw! Growing up in a military family was fun and enlightening for lack of better words. My second father was always out to sea and my mother was “practically” raising me with her best friend and her kids. When I say second father I mean “step father” but I don’t like the term step. My mother would always tell me that “steps” were out side and there were no “steps” inside of the house.
So, what rare times we would go to the store, I would always admire the deli section of the store. It would always stand in amazement with the knowledge that there were people that could “wipe” up meals in a matter of minutes. It would all be perfect, potato salad, deviled eggs, chicken, sandwiches and more. There was always so much more, I was in awe. One of my favorite things to look at was the rainbow pasta mix. I loved to eat rainbow pasta when I was a kid. I would eat it raw – because my mother couldn’t cook of course, but there were rare occasions I would eat it cooked. People know that kids love food that they can play with – funny no one ever knew why I loved the “rainbow pasta” I guess now they know. Rainbows seem to run in my blood. Enjoy your creation and memories as I have. Be enlighten and delighted always.