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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Waterworks Mountain and Pasta Salad

Yesterday Nick and I took the dogs for a hike up Waterworks mountain. It is a 3 minute drive from our house (so blessed) and the view you get from the top is breathtaking.
Gorgeous! It is unbelievable... you can see our house, the University, all of downtown... and if you turn and face north you see a small farm houses scattered throughout the landscape, tucked away, removed from society. 

There are always other people, some with a group of people or dogs, and others by themselves. In fact, yesterday we saw this CRAZY marathon runner... he was RUNNING THE LOOP. The loop is made up of massive hills stretching over about a mile to two miles, he ran it more than once... that we saw of. His legs were made of steel and about the width of a large watermelon. He is almost in better shape than I am :). 

When we got home, we decided a pasta salad sounded just right for dinner... we we went to the store, picked up some fresh veggies and chicken breast... 

Vegetable Stock
*Combined the two, bring to a boil and cook noodles for 8-10 minutes. 
Artichoke Hearts
Green Onions
* All chopped, add any other veggies you like
Toasted Pine Nuts
Boneless, Skinless Breast
Roasted Garlic
Lemon Juice
Olive Oil
*Bake at 375 (covered) for 20-30 minutes
1 Lemon, juiced
1-2 tbl Orange, juiced
1 Garlic clove, minced
Fresh Rosemary, chopped
2 tbl Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
Dash of Agave nectar
Splash Dijon
1/4 cup (+) Olive Oil
*Shake/Whisk and pour over strained pasta and vegetables. Mix together, and place in fridge until chilled. Slice chicken and place on top of pasta when ready to serve! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like I am the first to comment on this - and first the hike sounds and looks like it was amazing... like you said, what a blessing to have that so close! Great to see Roxie too... And now I am headed back to our Vancouver digs - we will try this pasta soon, soon, soon. Sounds so delish!

    Love to all!