Orzo + Squash Salad

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Let’s just clear the air, ok?

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I know you all read the article. Yes, the 12 page earthquake article in The New Yorker. No, I will not post the link because I refuse to give them anymore of my business.

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Allow me to summarize: Basically, the biggest earthquake in America’s history will occur right in the smack dab middle of where I sit. It will devastate all the major cities in the Pacific Northwest. There will be no hospitals or running water for weeks. 13,000 will die. 27,000 others injured. There is a 1 in 10 chance of this happening in the next 50 years. I’m no mathematician, but I don’t like my odds.

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I’d just like to speak with this magazine’s editor. Why would you do this to me? I feel so personally attacked. You know Washington is not my first choice of home & now THIS???? How do you expect we to function normally? Now I can never visit the Pacific Ocean (oh did I not mention there will be a tsunami killing all on the coast when the quake strikes).ย Y’all know I’m about to go into full blown doomsday prepper mode over here with my bottled water & non-perishable snacks. I might even have to buy a dagnab kayak because there’s a possibility the onlyย mode of transportation will be by WATER.

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It was really nice knowing all of you.

 

 

Time: 40 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of orzo
  • 2 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Combine squash + 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Spread evenly on 1 or 2 lined baking sheets
  • Combine onion + 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Spread that evenly on a lined baking sheet
  • Bake all trays for 30 minutes, shaking once or twice
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta to al dente, drain
  • Add back to hot pot with butter
  • Stir in vegetables + S+P
  • Serve hot with parmesan cheese
  • Spoon feed your sweetie + vice versa
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15 thoughts on “Orzo + Squash Salad

  1. That Girl says:

    And I had JUST planned to visit Seattle and Portland for the first time ever next month…sometimes, I feel I should just stay away from the internet.

    This looks delicious and healthy though.

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  2. That Girl says:

    And I had JUST planned to visit Seattle and Portland for the first time ever next month…sometimes, I think I should just stay away from the internet.

    This looks delicious and healthy though.

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  3. lindaravello says:

    Definitely a keeper, I will be making tis when the squash comes back in season. I use ozro quite a bit (but know one else I know does!) I think I recall that you are ‘veggie’ Rachel, but if not look at my Chicken with Tarragon Bake as this uses ozro (although I used a French alternative, seeing that it is ‘Franglais’ cooking that I do) x

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    • Rachel says:

      I looooove orzo. I tell myself it’s rice not pasta because that’s healthier, right??? ๐Ÿ™‚ Not a total veggie so I will most definitely take a look! Chorizo really keeps me from taking the full veg plunge ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. A Southern Silver Lining says:

    I also recently read one that there’s a super volcano due to erupt (with similar odds) in Yellowstone. Basically it’ll wipe out the entire US….. It ruined my entire week.
    Enjoy your orzo!
    ps, (sorry.)
    pss, at least you have delicious meals to eat in the meantime.

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    • Rachel says:

      Yup nope you did not need to share that with me. I need to do nothing on the internet but food blogs. That’s it. Nothing else good comes from it.

      Thanks for reading!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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