Well it’s Monday and I am exhausted from the weekend. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the weekdays when the kids are in school and I don’t have to drive hours to cheer on someone for some game. Don’t get me wrong I do love watching my boys, but we have 6 teams between the 3 boys and our weekends are ALL games.  I know, I know one day I will miss these days, but right now I am tired and I have lost my voice from screaming their names and talking with my friends. I promise I am watching the games, but while I am there I might as well catch up with my friends, right? 

Anyway, I had my cooking club lunch today and the theme was healthy dishes.  I had to bring a side and I brought my super easy and very flavorful Greek Orzo Pasta.  This is a great side that can be made into a meal by adding chicken, steak, fish, shrimp…  It can be served warm or room temperature so if you are having a party this would be perfect to set out on a buffet table.  


Greek Orzo Pasta

Greek Orzo Pasta

10-12 Side Dish Servings

1 lb. Orzo pasta
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (they come in a  jar packed in oil), chopped
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled or cubed

In a large pot bring water to a boil.  Salt the water before adding pasta (about 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt).  Add pasta and cook about 9 minutes or according to the package directions.  Drain pasta.

In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon zest and juice.  Add pasta, tomatoes, olives, feta and parsley.