Just in time for the weekend!

Summer weekends are for adventuring in our house.  Ever the list maker, I made a cute project for our family so we can not only our usual summer activities, but also remind me of all the things I’ve been anxious to get to do as a family now that Liam is old enough to enjoy them.  One of the big things we like to do is take little afternoon trips and picnic.  With picnicking comes quick and easy meals that sometimes need variety.  

Since it’s summer, produce is in it’s glory and now is the time to enjoy a fresh, crisp BLT.  BLTs don’t work so well for a packed lunch in my opinion, so I created this pasta salad.  It’s hearty enough to be eaten alone, but can very easily compliment a sandwich.  You can make this in advance, but I do recommend not adding the lettuce until right before you serve it, just so you have a good crunch!
BLT Pasta Salad
  • 1 lb pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 c. Ranch Dressing
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Half a large head of Iceberg Lettuce, diced
  • 8 ounces Colby cheese, cut into small cubes

Once the pasta is cooked, it should set long enough to be cool to the touch.  Combine the rest of the ingredients, stirring so that they are evenly distributed. Serve cold. 

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