A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels
15 – 20 Cherry Tomatoes in assorted colors
1 12-ounce bottle Cardini’s® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Cook Tortellini according to package directions, drain in a collander, and rinse with cold water. Add all ingredients, except salad dressing, together in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well-mixed, then pour salad dressing over salad and toss throughly.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours to chill and blend flavors. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese just before serving, and garnish with fresh basil.
~Make Grocery List~Buy produce at Farmer’s Market
~Go to Grocery Store to buy remaining supplies/ingredients
~Make Cheesecake so it has time to set & cool~Arrange Flowers~Prepare Tortellini Salad so flavors have time to blend
~Make cabbage and lettuce cups – I used Red Cabbage for the Mandarin Salad; Iceberg Lettuce for the Tortellini Salad; and Curly Red-leaf Lettuce for the Waldorf Salad. Separating the Cabbage and Iceberg is tricky, because the leaves grow into each other, so make sure you take your time.~Prepare Madarin Chicken Salad
~Prepare Waldorf Salad
~Set out small, shallow dishes with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar at each place.~Preheat oven for rolls – I served Trader Joe’s Rosemary Parmesan and Ciabatta rolls
~Fill Ice Bucket