Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pasta salad, a post surgical meal.

One of my colleagues recently had to undergo emergency surgery and will be off work until after Christmas so a bunch of us are prepping and delivering meals to her home so that she rest up and focus her energy on healing.
There is a great array of dishes that people have chosen to make and many she will be able to freeze.
The deliveries will be once a week by a designated co worker so as not to tire her out with all of us keeners ringing her doorbell.
We all wish her a speedy recovery...

I have mentioned her before on the blog as she is the chic French femme who eats her burgers with a knife and fork and could wear a paper bag and make it look like haute couture. If you could see how she dresses and ties her scarves you'd know in a heart beat that she is as feminine and French as can be.

I chose to make a simple but nutritionally packed pasta salad.
She may decide to eat this for her lunches or add it to another main course.

It makes a large bowl and is really tasty.
It's a great dish to take to a pot luck dinner too.

Bon appetit!

If you can help someone in need ~ please do.


  1. Rallying around a friend in a time of need is a Good Thing! I hope your friend recovers fully - the fall weather will foster healing, I'm sure.

  2. When my children were little I belonged to a mothers group and meals which were easy to reheat would be delivered to mothers with newborns or families going through a tough time. A cooked meal sounds basic but is one of the most appreciated gifts.
    Well done Hostess and colleagues.

  3. What a great bunch you are, I love twirly pasta salad, it's so comforting.

  4. How thoughtful! Pasta salad sounds GREAT! (I've copied your recipe for future reference. Thanks.)

  5. That is so kind of all of you. I am sure it will be well received too and all very healing for the heart and soul too. Donna

  6. THX for the great pasta salad recipe...Quick question: are the vegetables a cup each or a combined cup?..

    1. One cup of each veggie and you can be creative and use different vegetables if you so desire.

  7. That looks so yummy. I'm not much of a cook. I give friends take out gift cards to order food when in need. And fun presents/books.

  8. Your friend is a very lucky woman to have you all helping her.
    Mmm, the pasta looks delicious, especially as it is vegetarian : ).

  9. Yum,just right for a recovering operation meal,what a true group of friends you all are.Ida

  10. You're a kind soul Hostess. Good for you.

  11. We're also lucky enough to live in a community where this kind of support and generosity gets circulated -- it really feels good to do something concrete in such circumstances, doesn't it!

  12. What a kind and thoughtful group you're part of.

  13. Being we are moving into warmer weather, I will be trying your pasta salad recipe sometime soon. Yum!!!

    I was so lucky to receive many meals when I came home from hospital with Baby A -- friends, neighbours, and Master J's school. The school "Tucker Box Program" was unreal. The program is made up of families at the school. Mums cook and freezemeals for the school freezer. When a family is in need of some help, meals are sent your way! These meals were a saving grace for many weeks.

    I hope your friend has a speedy recovery and has plenty of rest between now and the Holidays. xxx