T's pasta salad AKA pasta salad with corn and roasted peppers (recipe in the comments from June 7, 2008)
Despite having a bit of a cold snap here in Buffalo, we switched the house to our summer decor today. I love our summer look because it's more whimsical then the rest of the year - bright colors, lots of palm leaves, and a lot of Tiki kitsch! It's very fun. To celebrate, we made our signature EARLY summer one dish meal. This summer-y seeming pasta salad doesn't rely on fresh ingredients that really aren't available in late May! We originally planned to try this the week T was born (about 2 weeks early) , but didn't since we were busy having a baby! This always makes me think of him though. Now that he's almost three, he loves to eat it! I've been casually calling this T's Pasta Salad for a while and have officially changed the name :)
Chopping: Peppers, garlic, grape tomatoes, onion, cilantro, avocado, Jack cheese
Time: 35 minutes
Make ahead: Absolutely!
J: "Welcome summer (at least decor)!"
M: "So good! So good!"