By Dan Romito| July 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM EST - Updated June 24 at 6:30 PM
Updated Seven Layer Salad
1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini 1 cup frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag) 5 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 ½ cups julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots 2 cups chopped or strips grilled chicken 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing ½ cup basil pesto ¼ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves
1. Cook tortellini as directed on package, adding peas during last 4 minutes of cook time. Drain; rinse immediately with cold water. Pat with paper towels to remove moisture.
2. 2 In 3- or 4-quart clear bowl, layer the lettuce, carrots, chicken, peas, tortellini, and bell pepper.
3. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto and buttermilk. Spread over peppers; sprinkle with parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled or overnight. Stir just before serving.
Juice of 6 lemons 4 tablespoons sugar 6 fresh mint leaves 4 shots vodka
1. Mix lemon juice, sugar and vodka in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint.