Morning everyone! First of all, I’m glad that I’m not the only one who’s had bad service at a restaurant before. Like I said, I’ve been there and done that, but just because it’s a bad day doesn’t give anyone the right to treat others poorly. I’m glad to say that the management of the restaurant has reached out with an apology, and they even offered a gift card to come and try the restaurant one more time. In no way was I expecting a gift card, but I’m glad that they were kind enough to offer one!
Yesterday was the Colorado blogger meet-up #2! I’m telling you, there’s such a FUN group of girls out here! It was a gorgeous day, and we met up in Denver’s Wash Park to just spend time enjoying the outdoors together. I decided to make a pesto pasta salad with asparagus, peas, and grape tomatoes:
- 1 lb pasta (I used gemelli because I love the thick bite the pasta gets)
- 1 lb fresh asparagus
- 1 small package frozen peas
- 1 pint grape tomatos
- 1 cup pesto
Cut the tough ends of the asparagus off, then cut the remaining stems into thirds. In a large pot cook the pasta 2/3 of the way to al dente, then add the chopped asparagus and frozen peas for the remainder of the cooking time. Drain it all together, then add back to the hot pot. Stir in pesto. Refrigerate, and then top with tomatoes right before serving!
Emily brought a great plate of veggies, crackers, and dip:
Ashley’s friend Ann brought these awesome roll-ups with asparagus, rice, yogurt, cilantro (in some), avocado…YUM! Apparently she found the recipe on some random website, but they turned out wonderfully!
And Lindsey brought a great array of crackers, goat cheese, and hummus. These chips she brought were incredible…I had to go sit on the other side of the table so I’d stop eating them!
I had such a wonderful time with these girls! I think next time we might look into meeting up at a restaurant though since we all had a ton of food to take home 🙂 I was driving home to take a nap when all of a sudden a massive pothole came out of nowhere and bit my car. Enter flat tire:
We’re going to get the tires replaced today after work, so she’ll be back up and running soon! Funny story…the first time I knew I was in love with Nate was when, on the absolute WORST day of my life, I got a flat tire from a pothole in the pooring rain. He came immediately and changed it, and the fact that he would so selflessly serve me in that made me realize just how special he is. And nothing’s changed since then 🙂
[On a very quick note, due to some changes in my schedule I’m going to have to start blogging my breakfast with my lunches in my later posts during the day. Most of you probably don’t care, but I just thought I’d mention it!]
Question(s): Do you have a favorite pasta shape? What is it and why? AND: Do you know how to change a flat tire? As I mentioned before, gemelli is my favorite pasta shape, but I also love orecchiette and orzo too! OK, who am I kidding, I love them all 🙂 And I can’t say that I know how to change a flat from experience, but I’ve seen it enough to know what to do (I think!)