Aquapocalypse Chicken & Pasta Salad


Various pots of boiled water that's been cooled for washing dishes
a big pot of boiling water for cooking pasta
ice cubes from boiled water
cup a few of boiled water that's been cooled for washing veggies
3 celery stalks with leaves sliced
1 cubanelle pepper diced
2 carrots sliced
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
6 tablespoons of mayo
juice of half a lemon
light olive oil
1 package of elbow macaroni


Heat up a grill pan. Add salt and pepper to your chicken cutlets and the juice of half a lemon and light olive oil. Make sure there is plenty of boiled/cooled water around for you to wash your hands thoroughly. You're properly armed against aquapocalypse with all that water so don't forget the battle against salmonella!
Add your chicken to the hot grill pan. Grill on both sides for about 2-3 minutes each side. Set aside to cool.
Get a big pot of water boiling for the pasta. By now, you are an expert boiler so you know to let it bowl for a couple of minutes to make sure all that bacteria is dead and gone. Take that aquapocalypse!
Add your macaroni and cook for 10 minutes.
While the pasta is cooking, chop your veggies and rinse them in boiled/cooled water. Drain. Set aside. Do this instead of washing your veggies before you chop them. This method requires less water and that boiled/cooled water is very precious!
In a smaller container, add your dijon mustard and white wine vinegar. Shake shake shake. Set aside.
Chop your chicken!
Drain your cooked pasta. You need to cool down your pasta before you add your vegetables, chicken and dressing. Hot pasta is no good, so add some ice cubes made from boiled/cooled water. Stir, cool, drain.
In a big bowl, add your cooled pasta, veggies, chicken, dill, dijon/vinegar dressing and mayo. Stir. Serve cold or at room temperature.




In May of 2010, some towns in Massachusetts were under a boil water order because a pipe carrying water from Quabbin reservoir burst, exposing our drinking water to potentially harmful elements. This recipe shows how difficult it is to make a meal while having to boil water for everything (washing dishes, rinsing vegetables, making ice, etc.)


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Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 7:16am


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