I had a great memorial day weekend. It was eventful enough, yet still relaxing. I went to Nocona on Friday. My parents were out of town, and I planned to use the pool and relax for a couple of days. Unfortunately, after they left town on Monday, a terrible tornado producing, high wind, and hail storm rolled through town. Luckily a tornado didn't hit in town, but wow, they had a lot of storm mess that needed to be cleaned up.
I went to visit with my Meme and then I headed back home for clean-up. These pics don't really do the damage justice, but you get the drift...
(1) It's light. No heavy dressings. The taste of lemon is perfect for a summery salad.
(2) Orzo pasta is just a brilliant pasta for a salad.
(3) I love asparagus and artichokes, so this is perfect. (although I only like super skinny asparagus. If it's too big, it is too woody for my taste).
(4) When I was making it, I was questioning the sun-dried tomatoes, and wondering if some fresh cherry tomatoes might work better. But I really enjoyed the sun-dried element to the whole salad.
I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully you had some rest & relaxation, did something fun, ate some good food, and took a moment to, as we say at Christmas, but is wholly applicable here, remembered the reason for the season, and thought of those who serve and have served this country in military service.