Monday, July 25, 2016

146.8...Gina's Orzo Salad

Another one of the many salads I made at my Bunco was Gina’s Orzo Salad. It was so fresh and delicious. It would be a great picnic dish for sure!

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Gina’s Orzo Salad (Serves 6 to 8)

Recipe adapted from The Neelys

Ingredients:

1 pound orzo

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1/2 cup olive oil

2 lemons, juiced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups halved red and yellow cherry tomatoes

1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 small red onion, finely chopped

2 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)

2 Tbsp chiffonade fresh basil leaves

2 Tbsp chiffonade fresh mint leaves

5 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender yet firm, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain into a colander and let cool.

2. Whisk together the Dijon, olive oil, and lemon juice in a large serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the cooled orzo, cherry tomatoes, almonds, red onion, green onions, basil, mint, and feta. Toss together and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper, if needed. Serve. 

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On Friday night, I headed to our club with our friends Dave & Stacy to do something I never thought I’d do: play tennis beer pong. Yep. I had never heard of it before either. You can check out this video here so it will make more sense. 

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Your objective is to get your tennis ball into the other team’s trashcan. They they have to drink beer (In my case it was wine. Lol).

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The team that has no trashcans left loses. 

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There were six teams total. 

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In between all the fun, I enjoyed a few pieces of pizza and a red velvet mini bundt cake. 

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Somehow, I managed to make the winning shot into our opponent’s trash can to come in second place! Our prize:

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Lol. Love it!! I had such a fun night!

Saturday’s breakfast: 

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Saturday was spent doing laundry and cleaning out my daughter’s room and closet which was in pretty bad shape. It took hours. 

Lunch was a big salad. I basically threw whatever I could find in the fridge in it.

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That night we all went to Pizza Rev for dinner. We had a family meal deal that included salad, pizzas and a dessert pizza. 

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I love Pizza Rev.

Sunday’s breakfast:

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I did some more cleaning around the house. My husband picked up Luna Grill for lunch. Greek Salad with a chicken kabob:

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We went bowling in the afternoon. For dinner, I grilled burgers and corn complete with all the burger fixings and baked beans. Fabulous meal!

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Today’s breakfast:

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I dropped my son off at camp, then headed to the gym. I ran some errands then came home for lunch. Same salad as Saturday:

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Have you ever played tennis beer pong??

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