So, I realize that posting a pasta salad recipe in the middle of January is a little strange, but I really wanted to try this, so here it is.
I made this for dinner last Friday cause it's easy, and we could grab it when we wanted it. Friday is a later day for us since Jesse goes to Lego Clinic right after school until 5. Even though he's only right down the road, it's a lot of back and fourth driving for me picking him up from school, taking him to Lego's, coming home, then back in the car to go get him. The last thing I want to do is walk in the door at 5 is head straight for the kitchen.
This recipe made quite a bit, so I gave my Mom a container of it. She LOVED it. Said it's her new favorite pasta salad recipe. Personally, I liked it, and would absolutely make it again, but she just raved about the stuff.
Oh, and the original has (thawed) frozen peas mixed in. I left them out because I don't care for peas, but if you like them, you may want to include them.
Ok guys, have a great weekend! My sister has finally agreed to let me organize her apartment, so that's what I'll be doing this weekend...YAY!! (Seriously, I love organization...it makes me so happy :)
'Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad'
Source: Adapted from My Name Is Snickerdoodle
1 lb medium shell pasta
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 cup crumbled bacon pieces
1 package dry Ranch mix
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water until pasta is cool. Drain and pour into a large bowl.
2. Add to the pasta the halved tomatoes and chopped cucumber.
3. In a small bowl, mix together dry Ranch mix, bacon pieces, mayonnaise and sour cream. Pour over pasta mixture and toss until well combined. Cover and chill until ready to serve.