Those first few football weekends can be stifling. Too hot for hot coals, frying fish or steaming pots of pastalaya. You may want to save those recipes for cooler days to come and try this buffalo chicken pasta salad at your tailgate instead.

I tested it on my soccer team members and they all seemed to like it. One person suggested a less dense pasta would be better, maybe penne or farfalle. I used three tablespoons of hot sauce and I think that was just enough heat. I would also increase the bleu cheese next time.