Tonight, however, the stars miraculously aligned and it was at someone elses home. And with an 8-month-old baby in tow, my time there was limited. So, instead of listening to witty banter about macro-economics and the War of 1812, here I sit, catching up on my RHONJ.
(I kid, I kid. I really like most of the hubs' co-workers. A good group of people.)
Therefore, there's no dinner to report on (I ate leftover chicken salad from 8/14/11 instead of teacher-party fare). However, I did contribute a homemade macaroni salad.
Source: Eating Well July/August 2011 (have you noticed how much mileage I've gotten out of this issue, btw?)
- 3 c whole wheat elbow noodles (approx 14-16oz) (I used whole wheat spirals I had on hand)
- 3/4 c low-fat mayo
- 3/4 c low-fat sour cream
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt (omit)
- 3/4 tsp celery seed
- Pepper to taste (omit)
- 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 3 carrots, shredded
- 1 small Vidalia or other sweet onion, finely chopped
- 1 c baby spinach, chopped (omit)
- 3/4 c frozen (thawed) edamame
- 1/3 c shredded mild Cheddar cheese
- Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl to cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Combine mayo, sour cream, sugar, salt, celery seed and pepper in a small bowl.
- When noodles have cooled, add celery, carrots, onion, spinach, edamame and the mayo mixture; stir well to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.
Per serving: 190 cals; 7g fat (2g sat, 2g mono); 13mg cholesterol; 28g carbs; 1g added sugars; 7g protein; 3g fiber; 366mg sodium; 215mg potassium
The hubs has promised to provide a report on the teacher reviews, but during my brief appearance, it looked like it was being eaten (always a promising sign). I had literally one forkful to taste-test it before adding the cheese and bringing it to the party - I had just come from working out with my trainer where we (ahem, she) engaged in a lovely conversation about carbs. Therefore, my report is pretty lame tonight: It was super-easy to throw this together, and the teeny taste I had was good. Maybe fewer onions next time. The kid also tried it and declared it "too cold."
|1. How cool is this stone bowl? 2. The cheese looks kind of nasty on here but the salad is colorful|