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Orzo Salad

Here’s one that I developed in college. This was a cry for something fresh and healthy… after eating cheese-steaks and mozzarella fries at 1:00 am for the umpteenth night in a row. Plus, if I made it in college you know it has to (a) be pretty inexpensive and (b) pretty easy. I suggest you try it. It remainsĀ a hit in and out of college dorms.

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1 and 1.5 cups of orzo cooked and cooled

1/2 red onion chopped in a small dice

1 seedless cucumber

1 large red bell pepper

1 cup of feta cheese

three count of extra-virgin olive oil

3-4 teaspoons of red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

mix together, chill in fridge

P.S. I love the taste of vinegar, and are a littleĀ very heavy-handed with it. I suggest adding a little, tasting, then adding a little more if needed. That way you aren’t burning off your taste buds by adding too much.

P.P.S. Try pairing this with a fresh piece of fish or chicken kabob; or eat the whole bowl by yourself for lunch.

There are so many wonderful women in my life who have done so much for me and my family over the years. This year I figured I would do a little something more than just getting the usual last-minute gift. I have decided (inspired by the Royal WeddingĀ of course) to have a ‘Low Tea’. There is actually a lot of etiquette that goes into these tea parties which you can find here. I will, obviously, be focusing on the food.

So I am really excited about the menu. This is a great opportunity to cook some new, simple recipes that I don’t otherwise serve at a dinner party. It is also a great opportunity to make everything very girly.Ā 

Mom if you are reading this stop here. I want you to be surprised! šŸ™‚

MenuĀ 

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lemonade

ice tea

assortment of hot tea

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gazpacho

shrimp cocktail

baked goat cheese

fresh sliced cucumber on rye with herbĀ butter

chicken and egg-salad on white (crusts off cut into little bite size sandwiches)

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some sort of scone

lemon poppy-seed cake

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I amĀ searching local thrift and consignment stores for unique tea cups. I will probably purchaseĀ a different cup for each guest, and fill it with a little treats; teabags, handmade soaps, and something a little glittery (still not sure).

For the table I will be using a three-tiered silver cake stand from HomeGoods, vintage plates from the thrift store, a funky table-cloth, cloth napkins in a coordinating color, and my favorite; mason jars for cold drinks and an old glass milk bottle to hold the lemonade.

As you can tell, I am really excited about this party! I will post pictures asap!

These lovely pictures and tons of great event ideas can be found at http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com