My Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown #202
Ashley's Greek Pasta Salad
and you know all the whys and wherefores of this countdown, right? Homemade cookbook, friends contributed, Handyman said I couldn't/wouldn't do it, I'll show him, yadda yadda yadda....
...and the rest is cookbook history!
This is a great Pasta Salad!
Serve along side some grilled chicken and a fruit salad and it's a perfect summer meal.
I don't have as many photos of Ashley as I'd like to. She moved away before cell phone photo taking was common.
Here are a couple that I found of the Chamber of Commerce Crew working the concession stand at the fair grounds for an event they brought in years ago. Years ago.
I did not help--I just took a couple of photos. I did not work for the Chamber of Commerce at the time and there was no way I was going to stand over a hot grill in the heat of the summer if I didn't have to.
(now I have too, but I get paid for stuff like that--and thankfully, we/chamber doesn't do events where any of us have to stand over a hot griddle anymore)
These are all volunteers. ( Look how happy the Handyman looks!)
Ashley always was involved in her community.
She set her feet down in a place and claimed it as her own--loved it, cared about it, understood it.
The only trouble was---she moved on---a couple times. Maybe not easily. She always said that her husband had to drag her to Winnemucca kicking and screaming and now the only way she was going to leave it was kicking and screaming.
She kicked and screamed her way up into Idaho and has done great for herself!
Long before she was the owner of 5 restaurants, she was showing people how to use a hot grill.
At this event the Chamber brought to town.
( a bull riding event)
We're outta here!
The arena is bigger than it looks here, I was trying to get a close up.
Interesting Bull Rider fact:
Where we assume that because they are cowboys, they listen to country music before they ride. NO, they listen to hard rock music. It was blaring from the stalls-- it gets the adrenaline going and stokes them up for their 8 seconds in the saddle.
You want to try it?
This is recipe #202 only 165 left to go!