Use pasta of choice and cook it according to the directions on the box.
1 red onion slicked into rings, rings then cut in half
1 container of cherry tomatoes, cut each one in half (and cut over pasta bowl so that the tomato juice adds flavor)
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 small can of black olives (already pitted and sliced -- and pour juice in pasta bowl)
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped
1 clove of garlic (mince it or, if you have the time, slice it razor thin -- I prefer the latter)
1 large cucumber sliced into very thing circles
1 large portobella mushroom chopped (or one small can of mushrooms drained)
Mix the pasta and all the above in a large bowl.
Again, I use Newman's Own salad dressing -- usually the balsamic vinegar -- sometimes something creamier. I use about a third of it on the salad. I add some grated mozzarella cheese, some fresh black pepper,
That's my recipe. If you don't like it, that's okay. If you'd like to share your recipe, e-mail me and I'll post it next Friday. My goal last week was to provide an easy, simple pasta salad.
Now the economy.
Did you hear?
Only 69,000 jobs were created in May. Worse, unemployment rose to 8.2%. And the number's actually higher especially with California and other states having large pools of unemployed who lost benefits last month.
Barack is not working.
Not for himself, not for the country.
I'm supporting Jill Stein. She's running for the Green Party's presidential nomination. She has an event in California tomorrow (I'm in Boston so it's no good for me but maybe it is for someone else):
Saturday, June 02, 2012 at 06:00 PM
The Share Exchange in Santa Rosa, CA
You're invited to get to know the Green Party's Presidential Candidate, Dr. Jill Stein! Come discover why Noam Chomsky and so many others are endorsing her.
Enjoy mingling with Green friends, discussing election issues, learning about and talking with Dr. Jill Stein. We'll watch some video clips of Jill, and Jill will skype in to talk with us directly. (It's a low carbon visit with Jill.) Plenty of time for questions and answers. Includes refreshments. Free event. Bring a snack or beverage to share if you'd like.
Invite your friends along and
ADDED ISAIAH SATURDAY MORNING. And Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Jobs Report" is a wonderful addition to this post.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: