7/1/09

A cool pasta

Do you ever go through periods of time when you eat the same foods over and over?

I'm pretty sure I survived four years of college on Hot Pockets, Instant Mac n Cheese and Hot dogs. I really don't remember eating much of anything else.

Other than Taco Bueno.

One time during my junior year I got hooked on this stuff: Suddenly Salad. It is so quick and easy and seriously so good.

I ate it so much that year that I grew tired of it.

However like I said last week I have been on a desperate search for something to eat that is nice and cool during these hot summer months.

While at the grocery store this week, I spotted this stuff and memories of how wonderful this pasta is flooded to my mind. It really hits the spot.

We had it tonight with grilled chicken and not only was it good but I felt healthy! So I of course completed the healthy meal with some chocolate chip cookies.

Right now I'm watching this show on TV about people who were pregnant with twins and had no idea until they went in to give birth.

Don't tell Luke but I secretly hope that happens to us, how fun would that be?!?!? A fun little surprise tucked in there!

And I think I will leave you on that note.


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30 comments:

  1. I watched that same show tonight. It was very interesting, huh?
    My grandma has twin daughters. She's almost 94 so this was when kids were born at home,(and they were) but she didn't know she was having twins until they were born.
    It'd be a surprise alright. :)

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  2. To take up the surprise element up a notch, there is a series about women who were pregnant and had no idea until they went into labor!

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  3. How do you not know that you're pregnant? That's incredible! That would have been an interesting show to watch!

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  4. you should also watch the show on discovery health about people that didn't know they were pregnant at all. insane. i actually knew a girl that happened too.. crazy.

    i seriously love that salad. it's a staple at our house in the summer. except i don't think it's healthy when you eat the whole box. and i do.

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  5. You crack me up! I think I'd freak out if I had two babies instead of 1 without knowing. I like to be prepared!

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  6. Mmmm I used to love that pasta salad!

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  7. I had kind of forgotten about Suddenly Pasta. I might need to buy some next time I'm at the grocery store.

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  8. is it crazy that i've never heard of that before? i need to try it!

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  9. Oh geez, that would scare me so bad. Two babies with the thought of only one. Haha. The pasta stuff sounds really easy and good.

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  10. I've heard of that. I can't imagine not knowing I was pregnant until I was in labor. Talk about no preparation and fair warning, haha!! :)

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  11. That stuff is SO good! I make it and take it to the tailgates with us during football season. We'll usually do hamburgers and hotdogs, and I'm ALWAYS the one that brings the pasta salad! Yummy!

    And I watched the show about people not knowing that they were pregnant with twins until birth either. That's crazy...and kind of cool. Just don't try the giving birth at home thing!

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  12. i LOOOVE pasta salad! so good!

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  13. I love Suddenly Salad! We had the basil pesto kind the other night with Sloppy Joes. It was good, but my favorite is still the bacon ranch and I doctor it up a bit with parmesan cheese!

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  14. I've never had suddenly salad but I am definitely going to try it because I love pasta salad!

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  15. I think my mom put a box of that pasta in our pantry! I'll have to try it! oh my goodness, I cannot imagine finding out when giving birth that there were TWO!! crazy!

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  16. I love this stuff too! It's so good and there are usually coupons in the Sunday papers or online at the Betty Crocker website.

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  17. I love me some pasta! We make that a lot in the summer.

    You are too funny...I am way too much of a planner to ever want that to happen to me! LOL

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  18. Mmmm yum! We love that stuff too! Sometimes we add pepperoni and cheese to make it look homemade!

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  19. That pasta sald looks yummy, I'm craving it now!

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  20. Oh this post makes me want some of that pasta now! It is good stuff! :)

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  21. i LOVE that pasta! i was addicted to it in high school.

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  22. oooh girl, i love that stuff! they have different flavors, too!

    and she didn't know about twins?!!! oh. my. word.

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  23. I used to eat either that same thing or something very similar. I remember there were various flavors. It was good - I think I was in high school during peak suddenly pasta time. (-:

    ~Kathryn

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  24. Megan,
    First of all, thanks so much for praying for Dak. He is so sick, I am really concerned. He just checked his temp and it is back up to 102.1. We really appreciate your prayers.

    I have never tried this pasta dish, but it sounds yummee!! We have started doing "New Recipe Tuesdays" in our house, and so far we are three for three ~~ YAY!!


    Have a Blessed evening,
    Dawn

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  25. Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that stuff....it is pretty good!

    You are so funny, Megan. Hope y'all have a great 4th!

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  26. So yummy!! I LOVE this stuff! And it's soooo easy!! :) Have a great 4th!

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  27. Hahha that's so me!!! Eat a healthy meal, followed by a not so healthy dessert!


    Oh well! We try! :)

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  28. Crack me up about the twins!!! YOu could be that girl on Friends that Monica and Chandler adopted from. Where she didn't know there were twins!! HA!! Not that you would give your babies away, ok that made no sense. Yummy Pasta!

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  29. wow! you get a lot of comments! i stumbled across your page the other day (via andrea's) and i'm having so much fun getting caught up on your and luke's life! (and i'm discovering that we would be great friends ... we share so many similarities! ha!)

    i came across another blog today that was talking about yummy salads so i thought i would share. there are recipes for some, but not others. still, they tell you the ingredients and show pictures. hope you enjoy. http://mostlikelylate.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-spring-time-for-new-fresh-salads.html

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