Zesty Pasta Salad With Feta Cheese & Some Great Picnic Staples from Dollar General
The warm weather has finally hit New England and that means it is time to break out the grill and have a BBQ or picnic. I even just bought a brand new gas grill to take advantage of the grilling season.Burgers, hot dogs, steak tips, vegetables; I love them all outdoors and think they made great BBQ or even picnic meals. Served with some sides like my Zesty Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese, and you got the perfect warm weather side dish.
Since it is the season of outdoor entertainment, having supplies like paper plates, plastic cups, forks, or even pickles is a must. We always keep the pantry stocked with these staples. I even recently discovered my new favorite place to buy paper products, condiments, and other BBQ or picnic essentials; it is called Dollar General.
Ever heard of Dollar General? I know I have and always wished I has a location nearby. I’d see people getting all these awesome deals that I wish I could partake in on social media. I hoped for a location nearby and my wishes were granted a couple of months ago! Now that my local Tiverton, RI Dollar General is open, I too can stock up on things like Dollar General Home products, and Clover Valley Farms foods.
What’s so special about Dollar General you ask? Well I don’t know about you, but I find it refreshing to have options when it comes to shopping. Not everyone wants to head to the big box stores all the time. I actually prefer shopping at smaller places myself.
Plus, Dollar General has their own line of foods called Clover Valley Farms that is priced super reasonably and just as delicious as their name brand counterparts. I recently bought some Hamburger Dill Chips, Potato Chips, Hamburger Buns, Pasta Shells, and Italian Dressing and loved each of them. I think I spent around $6 for them all and I didn’t even have to use coupons–score!
The Dollar General Home brand of paper products is also bargain priced and durable. We bought some cups, forks, and paper plates and each of them was heavy duty enough for my family.We enjoyed our grilled burgers, chips, and Zesty Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese on our picnic bench in the backyard. It was a windy; yet warm spring afternoon.
Doesn’t this Zesty Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese look great? I even used three Clover Valley Farms products to make it!
- 1 package of Clover Valley Farms Pasta Shells
- 12 ounces of Clover Valley Farms Italian Dressing
- 1/3 cup Clover Valley Farms Hamburger Dill Chips
- 8 ounces of feta cheese
- 1 small package of cherry tomatoes
- 1 medium cucumber
Boil pasta shells until al dente; rinse with cold water once done
Chop cucumbers into little pieces
Rinse, dry and then cut tomatoes into halves
Dice up pickles
Add cooled pasta, cheese, and veggies to a large bowl
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