Peas & Pasta Salad; 35,000 emails

This is an old-fashioned salad… Sort of.

My mother would have / could have made this salad. She would have used canned peas and Miracle Whip but you get the idea.

I needed a salad of some sort for our bike ride picnic. Since I hadn’t been to the store or market in over a week I was left with staples.

That’s easy: frozen peas and pasta.

I’ve already made this again….

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Peas & Pasta Salad

Serve room temp or chilled, this is a quick and easy summer side or addition to your picnic.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta Salad


  • 1 cup (3.5oz, 100gr) bite-size pasta
  • 1 cup (4.5oz, 130gr) peas, frozen, no sauce,
  • 1/3 cup Greek olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup (1.5oz, 45gr) shredded cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 3 tbs mayonnaise
  • 5 tbs Greek yogurt


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Add peas for the last minute.
  • Drain and rinse lightly with cold water.
  • Put mustard, mayonnaise and yogurt in a large salad bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add pasta, peas, olives and cheese.
  • Stir well and serve.


Adding Greek or plain yogurt to the dressing makes more dressing while keeping the ‘mayo’ flavor. A calorie cheat!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 531
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 636.9 mg
  • Fat: 27.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.9 g
  • Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 19.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.5 mg

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Peas & Pasta Salad

Red & Green Bean Pasta Salad is also a great picnic choice.

There is a reason I never went sky-diving. Knowing myself as well as I do, I envision me enthusiastically jumping out of the plane, and, seconds later thinking…. did I grab the parachute?

I really do try to remember to do things in the proper order, but, sadly, too often I’m in a rush for reasons that are rarely important.

Add in the fact that something has been working perfectly well for years so what could go wrong…

I have 12 email accounts (blog, 2 sites, other valid reasons). 3 of them are gmail accounts.

I use an ’email client’ which downloads my emails onto my computer.

The 9 other accounts are, apparently, set-up properly and are working as expected. The gmail accounts were not.

The problem arose last week when I could no longer download my emails.

I could explain all this but, really, who would care? I’ll just get to the point of this story.

My gmail accounts required periodic house-keeping which I neglected. When I attempted to fix my problem I ran into another problem. I had rather a large number of emails stored in my gmail accounts.

The first one I checked wasn’t bad – a little over 100 emails.

The 2nd surprised even me with over 10,000 emails that needed to be dealt with.

The 3rd account had over 24,000 emails.

Apparently I had neglected it for awhile.

For obvious reasons I didn’t chose to go through them all. I did a mass delete and am hoping I didn’t lose anything important.

I believe I have fixed the problem for the future.

Google and I should both be happy.

4 thoughts on “Peas & Pasta Salad; 35,000 emails”

  1. Who doesn’t love peas and pasta? Salads, hot pastas…works for me! And this is nice and simple 🙂

    I’m afraid to find out how many saved emails I have. I keep thinking one of these days, gmail is just going to say I can no longer use my email, get another address.

    • I was surprised. I had been using POP3 and Google wanted more security, which doesn’t work well with the way I work. So I changed to imap – and there they all were lol I don’t like it because it takes forever for an email to open. I’ll adjust

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