Thursday, June 12
Sometimes the Food Network Addict actually has to get up and eat, but oftentimes I have no idea what to make. It's somewhat counter-intuitive that a person who watches the network this much would have a hard time deciding on a recipe... but I do.
That's why I must thank my friend Amanda for suggesting Giada De Laurentiis' Orzo Salad. I was visiting her at her home in the great state of Illinois a few weeks ago and saw the recipe printed out.
"It's just orzo and vegetables? Is it really filling?"
"But do I have to include the mint leaves? I'm kind of grossed out by mint after eating too many wild mint leaves growing in my neighbors' backyard when I was five and getting sick."
"You ate your neighbors' mint leaves?"
"Well, yes, and those little berries in the trees."
"Did your mother not feed you?"
(And the conversation went on from there. It's probably too embarrassing to post any more.)
Anyhow, I've already made this orzo salad THREE times since returning home, and Jared and I have devoured it every time in about one day.
Giada says it makes SIX servings, so there you go. Six of her little bites she puts on dollhouse plates, perhaps.
I just love that you can eat it cold... and it tastes like summer.
(Sorry, no pic of me taking a bite. It seriously disappeared after the pic at the top was taken.)
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