Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Ones That Got Away

 As I mentioned in my last post, the garage sales and rummage sales were nothing special this weekend. Maybe I've just gotten pickier about what I'll pay money for and actually bring into my house.  I've been to so many garage sales where I've thought, "Please don't ever let me have this much stuff!" Plus, we have a small attic and no basement, which means whatever I bring home usually stays within view.  Anyhow, while nothing really tempted me, there were (and always are) hilarious items.  Here are a few of the ones that got away this morning.
 The last item cracks me up because I actually sold it at my garage sale in the fall!  Here it is, back at a sale.  I wonder who bought it this time and if I'll see it at another garage sale. 

Last night's dinner was Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad.  It's one of the Food Network's 15 Kid Approved Lunches.  However, with it loaded with veggies, I've also made it a Brenda-Approved Dinner!
Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad  (from Food Network)
8 oz. whole wheat bow-tie pasta
1 cup shelled edamame (thawed)
1 cup corn (thawed)
1 red pepper, diced
2 large carrots, shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Yield: 4 servings
1.  Cook the pasta, drain, mix together with all the other ingredients.  
Your read correctly- there is ONE step to making this meal.  It's truly a ten minute meal yet still packs a lot of flavor.  I love all the the different textures.  The red pepper in particular adds quite the crunch.  Oh yeah, best of all- this meal is husband-approved.  As Kyle ate it he said, "This is really good, did you come up with this all on your own?"  I wish I were that creative in the kitchen!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. that salad looks amazing!! I hardly ever go to garage sales... I never carry cash on me ha. But I HAVE been thrifting a bit and it's pretty fun :)