1 box of spiral noodles
2 cups shredded or cubed cheese (any variety)
2 freshly chopped tomatoes
1 small bag frozen peas
Any other fresh veggies you like or have on hand (cucumber, onion, olives, etc.)
1 small bottle of ranch dressing
Cook and cool the chicken and the noodles. Combine all ingredients except dressing in large bowl. Add the dressing immediately before serving. The noodles will absorbed the dressing, therefore for fuller flavor and less calories, add dressing just before serving.
This makes for a quick meal if you have the chicken and noodles cooked ahead of time. The noodles are easy and quick, but you must make sure to cool them thoroughly or you will have melted cheese.
It is a great dish to bring to a party. My friends and I would hang out on a Friday, helping the other clean house or do a project. We would often do a “stone soup” meal where we would dig through our pantries and fridges for the ingredients we needed. This was one of our favorites. We would eat and play cards and drink sweet tea. Boy I miss those cool summer evenings in Washington with great friends.