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Macaroni Salad

February 23, 2014

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Macaroni Salad is a favorite of all.  It is so versatile – you can add any items that you and your family like.

This picture shows salt – I added seasoned salt as stated in the recipe below.

16 oz. macaroni or shells

Prepare macaroni to al dente.  After macaroni is cooked, immediately drain and rinse in cold water.  Once macaroni has cooled down, drain very well.

SAUCE:  

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

2 T. mustard

1/4 cup sour cream

2 T. apple cider vinegar

2 T. sugar

1 tsp. seasoned salt (or to taste)

1/4 tsp. ground pepper (or to taste)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.  Mix well.

Add cooked macaroni.

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ADD INS:  The following are just suggestions.  Add whatever sounds good.

1 cup ham, cubed

1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed

2 – 3 carrots, shredded

2/3 cup frozen peas

cucumber, peeled and diced

celery, diced

dill pickles, diced 

tomato, diced

bell pepper, diced 

Add mix ins.  NOTE:  If you are adding an item that could easily fall apart when mixing, such as tomatoes or cucumbers, add them at the end after everything else is mixed in.

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Let chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. If necessary, add a little milk if you want it a bit creamier.

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

MACARONI SALAD

16 oz. macaroni or shells

SAUCE:  

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

2 T. mustard

1/4 cup sour cream

2 T. apple cider vinegar

2 T. sugar

1 tsp. seasoned salt (or to taste)

1/4 tsp. ground pepper (or to taste)

ADD INS:  The following are just suggestions.  Add whatever sounds good.

1 cup ham, cubed

1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed

2 – 3 carrots, shredded

2/3 cup frozen peas

cucumber, peeled and diced

celery, diced

dill pickles, diced 

tomato, diced

bell pepper, diced 

Prepare macaroni to al dente.  After macaroni is cooked, immediately drain and rinse in cold water.  Once macaroni has cooled down, drain very well.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.  Mix well.

Add mix ins.  NOTE:  If you are adding an item that could easily fall apart when mixing, such as tomatoes or cucumbers, add them at the end after everything else is mixed in.

Let chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. If necessary, add a little milk if you want it a bit creamier.

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