Pasta Salads or Hearty Soups - There are so many varieties to choose from.
Here's a great Thai-style pasta salad - It's time consuming, but makes a lot, enough for at least 4 main dish servings. (Or you can easily halve it if you want to make less) Serve it at room temperature, not cold, otherwise the peanut sauce gets too thick and dry. *Note: I double the sauce, and use thin spaghetti instead of rice noodles:
THAI-STYLE PASTA SALAD
Thai-Style Pasta Salad Recipe