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Perfect Meal for a Perfect Day

After a long, cold winter, it was glorious to be able to open up the windows and doors and let the sun in.  I had Perfect Dinner for a Perfect Daysome online work to do, so I took my laptop to the patio and loved every minute of it.  Between the sunshine, little critters running around my yard, and the perfect meal my husband and I prepared, it was a perfect day.

For starters, I created a Cold Orzo Salad that included:

  • Orzo, cooked and drained
  • Olive oil and red wine vinegar
  • Green pepper, red pepper, onion and cilantro, all chopped
  • A few shakes of garlic salt

Next, I sliced fresh pineapple for grilling and chunked the rest of it into a wonderful fruit salad that included:

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges

The kabobs were up to hubby who BBQ'd them to perfection.  They included:

  • Chunks of filet mignon - The price was deeply reduced.  Otherwise, just about any cut of beef would do.
  • Onions
  • Green pepper
  • Red bell pepper

Put all of this together and it was a perfect meal for a perfect day.

By the way, my sister and I just added some St. Patrick's Day recipes as well as a St. Patty's Day blog post at our Two-Sisters-Talking.com site.  Stop by and help yourself.

 

 

Comment balloon 18 commentsPamela Cendejas • March 14 2011 01:15PM

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Pamela; Everything looks great especially the Cold Orzo Salad. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) over 9 years ago

Very  nice all the way round!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 9 years ago

Pam,

That looks like a great salad. Up here in Toronto, I will wait until summer to try it out.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Hi Maggie - The salad was awesome.  What I really like about it is its versatility.  Just about anything you want to throw in it will taste good; black olives, diced tomatoes, etc.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Li - Thanks!  Hope you have a chance to try it.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Brian - One of the benefits of living in the high desert - warm weather comes early.  Of course, we're not real thrilled about the heat.  Everything has a trade-off, I guess.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

OH MERCY!  Does THAT ever look oh so delicious!  Beats the pants off of the turkey burgs going on our grill tonight!

I've never had Orzo, Pamela (that I can recall anyways)...May have to give that a try as the other ingredients are right up my alley! Thanks so much for a wonderful idea!  

Posted by Karen Burket, Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages (Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank ) over 9 years ago

I've never had Orzo. Everytime i get to this group there's always some yummy brewing.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) over 9 years ago

Pamela,

That does sound like a perfect meal.  I really like Orzo and anything that has pineapple in it is a favorite of mine.  Thanks so much for the great recipe for a perfect day!!!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Pamela, that salad looks fantastic. I'm not much of a cook myself, but it looks fairly straighforward to make.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Hi Karen - Orzo is pretty new to me, too.  I absolutely love it.  It's a great alternative to the spaghetti salads I've made in the past.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Robert - I agree.  There's some pretty fantastic talent here.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Linda - Have you ever grilled pineapple?  I discovered it last summer and couldn't wait to have it again.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Malcomb - Just season according to your own taste.  Add your favorite veggies and you can't go wrong.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Pamela,

Sounds great, will give this one a try.

ps.  Your web site is looking great.  I've been busy laterly but will try and contribute soon.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker over 9 years ago

Hi Richard - I'll make it easy on you.  Here's the direct link to submitting a recipe.  Your contribution(s) will be much appreciated.  Enjoy your weekend!  http://two-sisters-talking.com/submit-a-recipe

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

This sounds delicious, Pamela. I will give it a try this weekend.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Toni - It was delicious.  You can put your own special twist on the Orzo recipe.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

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