At 1, Sweetie came to
The salad was amazing. However, they gave me way too much to eat in one sitting, but not enough to bother taking home the leftovers, so I had to abandon some feta cubes and olives. Sadness. But the next day, I set out to the store determined to recreate it for my lunches, now that I'm pretty much employed 9-5 M-F and can't be spending $3 every day on soggy tuna sandwiches at the library cafeteria.
Some of these ingredients are expeeensive, but it's much cheaper than those sandwiches (or the $9 the Trojan Horse wanted for the salad!)
Americanized "Greek" Pasta Salad
(Makes 4 servings)
-1 box spiral pasta for salads (this Rotini Garden Delight with vitamins was on sale for less than the generic!)
-1 tub crumbled feta cheese. Or an honest-to-goodness cube of the real stuff, if you have the $$$ and time for it.
-1/2 a can black olives, or proper green ones if your palate is stronger than mine.
After cooking the pasta, I threw it together with everything but the spinach. Done. Much easier than walking half a mile in 90°, no?
Before I leave this morning, I will line a tub with spinach leaves and top it with the salad. The room I'll be working in is freezing because it's where the department servers are stored, so there's no need to refrigerate :x
Now I have to get ready. I'm used to dallying in the mornings because I have the luxury of a car, but the building is on the opposite side of campus from my usual parking spot. And I just paid tons in transportation fees, so I might as well be socially responsible and get my money's worth on the bus.