For those of you who bought tons of pasta when they were $.50 a bag a month or so ago, here is a recipe for you. This uses most things you can find in your 3 mth supply. You can omit or add whatever you lie. I have added sugar snap peas and usually omit water chestnuts for my family's preference.
Mandarin Chicken pasta salad
2 breasts chicken, cooked and shredded
3/4 cup Yoshidas marinade( you can find this by other bottled marinades at the grocery store-I have not been able to find it at walmart- also at Cosco for the bulk container that has been worth it for me. It stores for a long time in fridge and can be used for meat as well)
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can olives, drained and sliced
4 TB sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp accent(optional)
1 tsp pepper
½ cup oil
6 TB vin
1-2 boxes pasta cooked and drained(I think bowties and penne together are the best)
Add Yoshidas marinade to cooked chicken and let sit for at least an hour.
In a large bowl mix all other ingredients together. Add chicken when it is at his desired flavor and mix.
This is great for all of the barbeques coming up!