that’s right. i was SURROUNDED. psychologists that work at Ft. Deven’s, where the terrorist is i might add. apparently they also make outstanding food. i mean psych’s, not the terrorists. who, you know, suck at everything. holy flashback to a week of hell. and the weekend of lock down hell. my only comfort was a batch of THESE scones and 2 furry animals. thank god for those things, as i refused to the leave my apartment, especially when i could literally hear the bombs and gunfire go off in watertown.
my mom retired from the bureau last year, but that doesn’t keep her from throwing parties for her ex-coworker friends. federal employees get forced into retirement at 58. it’s a glorious thing i tell ya.
where am i going with this. oh right i made an orzo salad for the party. which i ate for 3 days straight it was so good. adapted from bon appetit.
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 t honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1 pound orzo, cooked and cooled (i used whole wheat)
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 7-ounce package feta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup chopped green onions
- WHISK vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill.)
- COOK orzo as directed. Drain. Transfer to large wide bowl, tossing frequently until cool.
- MIX tomatoes, feta, basil, and green onions into orzo. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Serve at room temperature.