Tim was an amazing chef who loved to cook wonderful meals for his family and friends. He was always creating something new and delicious to share for a church gathering. So when, I was asked to bring something to share for the reception after his memorial service, in his honor I chose to make this pasta salad that Tim shared with us many years ago. It was one of his famiy's favorites and mine too, so simple yet elegant on any buffet table, I have no doubt that if you were to make it, your family would love it too.
Tim's Bow Tie Feta Pasta Salad
Start with one box of Farfalle Pasta, cooked to packaged directions. Cool and pour into a large bowl.
Mix together Mayonnaise, Olive oil,and granulated garlic until well blended and pour over the pasta. Mix well.
Next, pour in the cheeses one at a time, mixing well in between.
Finally, add chopped green onions and mix into the salad.. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
I poured the salad into a beautiful crystal bowl the next morning to take to the service, but I forgot to take a picture. I am sure you understand. I am grateful to be able to say it turned out lovely and helped in the sharing of memories of happy times around the table with Tim.
Bow Tie Feta Pasta Salad
1 Box Farfalle Bow Tie Pasta 1 c Mayonnaise
1 (6 oz) box Feta Cheese, crumbled 1/2 c Olive Oil
1 (8oz) bag Parmesan Cheese 1/4-1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
3 stalks Green Onions, chopped 2-3 TBSP Butter
1 (6-oz) bag, sliced almonds, browned
As it turned out, the visiting pastor who gave the sermon that first day after Tim's passing shared the story of the ten virgins who went out to meet the bridegroom after falling asleep. Five were not prepared to greet the bridegroom with enough oil to light their lamps and had to go back to purchase more. Meanwhile the five who were prepared went into the banquet hall with the bridegroom and the door closed behind them. There they were able to join in the feasting and celebration while the other five were left behind.
All of us who knew Tim knew his lamp was full to overflowing. I rarely met a more wise man who loved the Lord more. He is rejoicing with the bridegroom now. And even as we grieve we have hope. May we learn from his legacy to keep our own lamps filled and ready for the great celebration that is coming.
On a brighter note. I hope you give this salad recipe a try. It truly is delicious, but as you can see from all those rich ingredients a little goes a long way. So invite over a few friends and create some wonderful memories of your own. All blessings to you, and be sure to let me know if you decide to give it a try.