Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mom's Spaghetti Salad & An Amazing Speed Painter

The lovely Jessica has requested that I post the recipe for my Mom's Spaghetti Salad, so here it is:

Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad

2 lbs spaghetti noodles
2-3 large bottles zesty italian dressing
4 green peppers
6-8 roma tomatoes
4 cucumbers
1 purple onion
1 can olives

Cook spaghetti as directed until just barely al dente.

Cut and chop veggies as noodles cook.

When noodles are just barely al dente, strain and run under cold water immediately.

Combine noodles and all veggies except onions (add these the morning it will be served, otherwise they will stain the noodles) and half of the dressing (add the other half the day of serving).

Mom says it's best to do half the dressing and let it sit overnight in the fridge, then add the rest in the morning. The al dente noodles will soak up the dressing and soften, so you will need to add more afterwards.

Mom and I serve the salad with parmasan cheese on the side (some don't like it with cheese).


Here's an amazing video of a fantastic speed painter, Jean Francois. I first saw him while surfing through channels and he was on some PBS station. Check out the rest of his videos too!


Jessica said...

Hey there! Love your background, too. :) And thanks for posting this recipe! I can't wait to try it out; it looks delish! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You double whamied us with that post. Not only do we get a delicious recipe, but also discover a very talented 'hand painter'. I did watch the video - and loved it. Thanks X 2.