March 3, 2009

O' Fun For... clearing out the tumbleweeds

Can you see the big pile of them here on my blog? It's even bigger than the one that's been building all winter on the side of my house. So, here's a short but useful post to clear away the blog tumblweeds that have been blowing by...

It's a recipe for Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad O' Goodness. A few weeks ago I went to the Sunflower Farmer's Market in Orem. (Thanks for the tip Tiffany!) Kind of like Trader Joe's for all you Cali folks. You can buy various marinated goodness by the pound, so I loaded up a pound's worth of marinated sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts. After careful comsideration of what exactly to do with these tasty treasures, I came up with this recipe. I hope you like it...

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad O' Marinated Goodness
*1 lb. total marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms, chopped up
*1/2 lb jack cheese, cubed into tiny little cubes
*2 seasoned (I used a citrusy seasoning, but use whatever) chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
*1- 12 oz. package of fun noodles (spiral, wagon wheel, shell, etc.) cooked
* Half a jar (so I used about 11-ish oz.) pesto sauce- I used the kind from Costco

Mix it all up in a ginormous bowl and eat it. Mmmmm. I put some in the fridge and some in ziplocs in the freezer. It is nice cold or hot.


brighton said...

Mmmmm.... is there anything better than artichokes & pesto??? I'm hard pressed to think of anything... :)
Glad you had fun at the the whole foods mecca. O happy day!

Shauna said...

I have seen that Market and wondered. I have often wished we had a Trader Joe's. Tell me more about it. Also the recipe looks delicious.