Balsamic Pasta Salad

2 Aug

We have moved in… finally! It felt *so* good to hand in my keys and walk away from my old place. This place is so awesome, it’s huge, clean, the neighbors are nice, but most importantly ….it has stairs (which I’ve never had in my life before!) It is crazy to climb stairs to get to bed, and even now typing on a different floor than my apple pies are cooking in is SO WEIRD! The maintenance guy is our neighbor across the street and he has a huge decorative butterfly hanging from his door….

On another note, I got my first offer for an interview at a medical school! It’s on August 12th and I am so excited!

Since we have a bunch of opened pasta boxes to eat our way through this week, I decided to make a pasta salad:

Balsamic Pasta Salad

This recipe is so easy, and super cheap!

Ingredients:
pasta (of whatever kind you like in your pasta salads)
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
frozen peas
frozen corn
chopped shallot
chopped fresh garlic
Italian seasonings, or just salt and pepper.

Cook the pasta until al dente.

Before draining, add in as much frozen corn and peas as you’d like while the pot is still boiling.

Drain the pasta and vegetables.

In a large bowl, combine the oil and vinegar until mixed thoroughly, then immediately add in the  pasta and veggies.

Mix.

Mix in the garlic and shallot, and the seasonings.

Refrigerate until cooled, then enjoy!

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