In addition to a tasty vegetable-beef soup, my daughter and I made these adorable and tasty bow-tie pasta appetizers. I chopped the cheese and vegetables, and my daughter assembled the tiny pieces for a back breaking amount of time (these are her words and descriptions :)
I bought these adorable striped, bow-tie pasta on our recent day trip to Galena, IL.
Here is the recipe:
Bow Tie Pasta Stacks
1 package of bow tie pasta,prepared according to the package instructions
1 pound of good quality Mozzarella cheese, cut into approximately 1" X 1" by 1/4" slices)
1 red pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 can or jar of black olives (you will probably not need all of these)
Sweet, Italian dressing (or your favorite Italian-type dressing)
I cooked the pasta, rinsed it in cool water and let it marinate for a few hours in the dressing. I also let the cheese, peppers and olives marinate as well. Then my daughter back-breakingly assembled the ingredients and placed it into a glass pan. We poured the marinating liquid over the stacks and covered the pan in plastic wrap.
These made a beautiful presentation and went over well!
In the sprit of my 31 days of gratitude posts, I am grateful for wonderful neighbors and grateful for delicious food.