I organized my closet and switched out my warm weather and cold weather clothes (I know at this point you’re probably thinking, but she said her weekend wasn’t exciting!) I organized the storage under our guest bed (it really does just keep getting more exciting doesn’t it?). I cannot describe how happy it makes me to look at a clean, organized closet filled with spring and summer clothing instead of sweaters and corduroy.
In addition to that craziness I did a good bit of cooking/baking.
For dinner Saturday I made a really yummy pasta salad for us. I was in the mood for something cold, easy to make ahead and veggie filled and came up with this:
Pasta (I used tricolor veggie infused-veggie infused pasta is not really a substitute for real veggies but when combined with veggies it’s just a little bit of extra nutrition)
The recipe and video is here. Basicaly Southern Living did all the grunt work and tested hundreds of recipes and techniques to look for the best of the best. I followed this recipe almost exactly (minus the White Lily flour, which Kroger didn’t have, will have to try Southern Seasons next time). I think what really might make the biggest differences with this recipe comes down to the technique things (really the ingredients are as simple as can be, butter, buttermilk, and self rising flour). I froze and grated the butter as they directed. I also stirred the number of times they recommended, used a rolling pin, and did the folding thing. My biscuit dough started out a little more crumbly than in the video and I had to work to get it to smooth out. I also baked the first batch a little too thin. But my second batch came out really flaky and nice. The hardest was getting an even roll on the dough and I think that will get easier the more I do it and get used to what the right thickness is.
And that was the excitement of my weekend. Other than what I listed I spent a lot of time watching Scandal (I’m in the 3rd season now and just can. not., I only wish I had watched the show in live time so I could have joined in on all of the timely chatter about it, I feel a little dated freaking out about something that happened a year ago, but pretty soon I’ll be caught up). And I also spent a lot of time enjoying the beautiful weather outside with these two hooligans.