Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabulous Food Friday With Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Mom

Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday, I am going to try to feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe!  Today’s feature blogger is Jane from Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Mom. When you get a chance to swing by Jane's yummy blog, make sure to check out all her fantastic recipes. And I know this isn't really a signature recipe, but she just posted Panera's great Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad. So good!

Here's a bit from Jane herself:

I'm a mom, wife, 2nd grade teacher, blogger, and author of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. As a busy mom with sport schedules and very little time to cook after work, I have found make-ahead meals to be very helpful. I try to prepare our meals a day ahead or make extra meals on the weekend and freeze them. I always thought about having my own cookbook. So when I learned about self-publishing on-line a couple of years ago, I began turning my favorite recipes into make-ahead meals for my own cookbook. I figured if these tasty make-ahead recipes helped would help other parents as well. My cookbook was published in September of 2009. Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is available at and

Now that we're into summer, I thought you might enjoy this cold pasta salad. It's my favorite! I usually make it a day ahead to save time.

Pasta and Pickle Salad


3 cups rotini or pasta ruffles pasta
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup bread and butter pickles, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced

 1. Cook the pasta according to the directions. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse under cold water. Drain well and place the pasta in a large serving bowl.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and sugar. Pour this over the pasta and mix. Add the pickles, celery, carrot, and green onions; mix well. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Serves 6

For more recipes and fun giveaways, check out my blog Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. I have a Linky HERE where you can add your favorite salad recipe from your blog!

Thanks Kelly for having me participate in your Fabulous Food Friday!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Great recipe and the book looks good too, thanks!

MollyinMinn said...

Sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for passing it along. Will have to give it a shot.

Kate said...

I'm a new follower from Follow Me Friday! Great recipes. I look forward to reading your blog more!