Yesterday was an awful day all around and I'm hoping today is better. It all started with me going to the dr for my yearly physical, just to arrive (early) and them tell me the dr is running behind. Not a big shocker as this is usually the case...well fast forward 20 minutes and the nurse comes out and says that the dr is still with her 1st patient of the morning and there were 4 people in front of me still and it would be 1 1/2 - 2 more hours until I could be seen. Ummm WTF!? They asked if that was OK to which I lost it a little bit on them and told them no, it would not be. I had my Mom at my house and knew I couldn't be gone another 2 1/2 hours , plus I was starving since I had to fast so that didn't help my mood. They proceeded to find me another appt next week after they tried getting me to come back in a month - oh and I should mention that this appt was a reschedule from my other appt I had in April that the nurse called me 1 hour before I was leaving and said the dr was sick that day... I swear I have the worst luck with this dr office. After I got my new appt, they said I could still do my bloodwork and then come back to see the dr next week, ok fine. Well after 20 more minutes of waiting to be called for blood work, the front desk lady came up to me and said I actually couldn't do my bloodwork today because it would screw up my insurance, I guess it has to be done same day?? Needless to say, I was furious when I left there and called my husband crying and giving him my sob story of a morning. Can we say #dramaqueen ?? I so am when it comes to stuff like this - I totally get that this really isn't a big deal at the end of the day, but man was I pissed! And even worse, I let it affect most of my day and was not the nicest Mommy to my sweet kiddos. Thank goodness they are the best at forgiving and forgetting!!
Phew, now that that is off my chest, on to today's post.
I have been on a roll lately with salads. It's definitely the weather, once it starts to get warm around here, I want to eat lighter, and salads are the perfect way!
Today I'm sharing a BLT pasta salad I made last week. It was a huge hit with the hubs too which is always a bonus since he doesn't always love my salads
I made a big batch of this salad as well and we ate it throughout the week.
What you need:
For the pasta
- 1lb bag of pasta noodles of your choice
- 1 cup of romaine lettuce cut up
- 15-20 grape tomatoes, halved
- Few pieces of cooked, crumbled bacon
- Chopped green onion (1-2)
- Shredded cheddar cheese
For the dressing
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- salt + pepper
What to do:
Cook the pasta al dente - once done, rinse under cold water to stop them from cooking. Place noodles in large bowl, add romaine, tomatoes and bacon.
Mix all ingredients together to make the dressing, then pour over the pasta salad. Mix together well. Add desired amount of shredded cheddar to the salad.
Put in the fridge for at least an hour to let everything settle together and for the salad to get good and cold.