Sunday, July 10, 2005


Last night we had a great dinner party at my brother's. Us, them, his in-laws, and friends of his that I hadn't seen in years. Kim, as always, did a fabulous job with the meal. We had the most delicious kabobs, marinated in Mojo, very tasty.

We also had one of the most delicious salads that Kim makes, she's so good at that and has a large repertoire of amazing side dishes and salads. This one is one of my favorites; one I like so much that finally, after all of these years, I have asked her to buy me the cookbook.

It's called Company Orzo Pasta Salad.

1 16 oz orzo pasta, cooked
1 red pepper chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 yellow pepper chopped
1 bunch scallions sliced including greens
1 cup currants
1 10 oz pkg frozen peas thawed
1/2 cup black olives chopped
1/4 cup flat parsley chopped
1/2 cup fresh dill snipped
salt and fresh pepper to taste

2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
fresh parsley minced or chives to taste
1 cup olive oil

combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk. Place cooked pasta in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and toss thoroughly. Can be made a day in advance. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Enjoy, we did!

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