I love the Secret Recipe Club so much that when the opportunity presented itself to help someone out in Group B’s reveal day I jumped on it! There are four groups in the Secret Recipe Club. We each post on a different Monday. As I am a member of group D, my reveal day is the fourth Monday of every month. As you can tell, group B posts on the second Monday of the month. Today!
My assigned blog for this “bonus” posting is Flavors by Four, a mother daughter blogging team. I started searching through their blog and found over ten things that piqued my interest. They have a wonderful selection of appetizers which is perfect now that the holiday party season is fast approaching. If you like stuffed mushrooms I encourage you to head on over to their blog, they have a multitude of recipes to choose from including French Onion Soup and Spinach Artichoke. With American Thanksgiving on the horizon I was tempted to pick their Orange Cranberry Bread and Mini Gobbler Pies are a fantastic idea for leftovers! I’m actually making their Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes tomorrow night.
I ultimately settled on Nicole’s Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad. Frozen grapes are my favorite healthy dessert and we are on a grape kick right now. I also really like broccoli but never seem to buy it. I knew that this pasta salad would be great for me to have in the fridge as a quick lunch during the week. With a four month old I never know when I’ll be able to eat and this pasta salad sounded like a great alternative to my bagel. Of course, this would be a perfect dish to take to a potluck!
Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad
- 6 strips cooked center cut bacon, chopped
- 1/2 lb pasta, cooked and drained
- 2 heaping cups halved grapes
- 4 C broccoli florets
- 2 heaping tbsp finely diced red onion
- 1 C mayonnaise
- 1/3 C red wine vinegar
- 1/8 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a large bowl toss together cooked bacon, cooked pasta, grapes, broccoli, and red onion.
- In a medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Toss pasta salad in dressing and chill in the refrigerator over night.
*This recipe is adapted from Nicole at http://flavorsbyfour.blogspot.com/2013/09/broccoli-grape-pasta-salad.html *
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