October 14, 2012

Game Day Pasta Salad

My husband is a huge college football fan! Our Saturdays during college football season are spent watching his favorite team the Oklahoma Sooners! While we were dating I knew about his love for college football and everything Oklahoma but it wasn't until we were married that I truly saw his passion for the team shine through. Let's just say he's a BIG fan!

A couple years ago they plated in the Fiesta Bowl here in Phoenix and he was able to go watch with some friends. In just a couple weeks I'll send him on air plane to go watch the team live again. He's excited!

A couple months ago my Mom sent us this Game Day pasta in the shapes of the team logo & mascot. I thought it was so cute I had to make it one of these Saturdays for game day. The pasta is from a website  called The Pasta Shoppe (www.pastashoppe.com) if you'd like to order your team's as well.

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I cooked it according to the package directions, they also have a vinaigrette mix recipe that I mixed up as well according to the directions. 

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There's so many variations of pasta salad you can do I added in 3 stalks of celery, 1 carrot, 2 tomatoes, and 1 small onion and a handful of blue cheese and pepperoni into the salad before tossing with the sauce. 

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Toss with the sauce mixture and then plate it up for your guests to eat! Hubby loved it, and I'd say I should get wife of the year, don't you think?! 

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Love the "OU" shapes!

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I think this is such a festive and fun idea for any college game day. Linking with Mom Endeavors Tailgating Saturday, go check it out and get other game day inspired treats. 

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