Now that the days are getting warmer, and daylight longer, we find ourselves spending much more time outdoors in the evening. We may be taking a walk with Harley, working in the yard, or just enjoying the yard. I love to end my evening, in one of our outdoor chairs, with a book on my iPad or doing a little cross stitching. The scent of the flowers fill the air and watching the hummingbirds flit around never gets old for me. It's a very relaxing way to end the day!
All this time outdoors means less time in the kitchen. We grill more and tend to eat lighter meals. We both really enjoy salads and are very fortunate to have fresh-from-the-field produce available. We also enjoy bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, as well as in salad form. I replaced the bread in the sandwich with farfalle (bowtie) pasta. If you're watching your carbs, that is an easily eliminated ingredient. The salad is refreshing, delicious and oh so easy to put together!
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 avocado, diced
4 slices bacon, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups farfalle pasta
Ranch dressing (or dressing of your choice)
Cook pasta in boiling salted water. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine first five ingredients; toss with dressing.