To me, summertime means sunshine, walks on the beach, long days, where the sun doesn’t set until after bedtime. It also means, lighter suppers, sitting at the picnic table with the family in the garden. And one of our summertime staples is pasta salads.
Pasta salad is a so versatile, it can be a side dish or a meal on its own. It is a great to take on picnics or potlucks and it is even better for a quick-lunch.
I’m branching out on my normal tips and thought I’d share on of my favorite cooking, time-saving tips.
When cooking pasta and the recipe calls to blanch or cook the veggies too – throw the veggies into with the pasta as it is cooking for the last couple minutes. I did this the other night while making a Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad. Here you can see I threw in the broccoli and snow peas in the pot in for a dip.
I figure, if it is going to be stirred all together eventually, why not share the already boiling water.
And with that, this turns into both a time-saving and “Green” water saving, tip.
What’s your favorite summertime time-saving tip?