Special Tuesday Post because tomorrow is going to be an extra busy, but exciting day ...
See you next Wednesday!
Last week was Pride here in DC, so I compiled a helpful handbook on how to throw an awesome Pride Party ...
1. Dress up your pets in matching rainbow bandanas.
2. Cook a lot of colorful food.
3. Be on the Pride Parade route.
Let's go back to number two ...
& explore my pride recipes
Rainbow Pasta Salad
12-14 oz tri color pasta
1 1/2 - 2 chopped cucumbers
1 onion chopped
A dozen quartered cherry tomatoes
1 cup Italian dressing (I used light Newman's)
Cook pasta as directed. Allow to cool.
Layer vegetables, pasta and dressing.
Allow to cool for a minimum of two hours.
1 box white cake mix
Mix cake as directed.
Separate batter into as many bowls as colors you wish to make.
I wanted to use six colors, so I set out six bowls.
Dollop one spoon of color at a time, filling cups 3/4 of the way.
Bake as directed.
Cool and apply icing.
Make a Rainbow Veggie Tray
& set out some Rainbow Fruit
So, there you have it ...
I had a fabulous time at my first DC Pride Parade.
But, it honestly just made me miss Mardi Gras,
which no offense but it certainly didn't have the pageantry I am used to.
I guess I just have to get used to non-New Orleans parades ...
or go home for Mardi Gras every year :)