Macaroni Salad is one of my mother’s favorite summertime dishes but I have to be honest here, until a few weeks ago, I had never tried it. ~waits for the collective gasp~ I know, I know, I’m a horrible person who has lived a wasted life. Thanks to my sister in law, Tina, I can now say that I am a card carrying member of the macaroni salad fan club. We made this at her house in Georgia for the Fourth of July and I think I ate enough to get a few gold stars on that card, as well!
Macaroni Salad is a staple at summer gatherings and family reunions. I know y’all may be thinking that I say that about a lot of dishes but you might not realize just how much food we have at our gatherings and reunions! This is served much like potato salad – cold and a perfect accompaniment to picnics and barbecues.
Reckon why Southerners take such a shining to this dish? Just look at the main ingredient: cheap and filling pasta. This is a traditional meal stretcher if there ever was one.
Cook pasta according to directions.
Drain and run cold water over it to cool it down. This also stops the cooking process.
Shake it around a little so it all gets rinsed in the cold water.
In a large mixing bowl, place mayo, mustard, and…
Stir that up really well.
Remember you left out the pickle relish and put that in next.
Add in your pickle relish.
Add your macaroni
Salt and pepper to taste, stir again. Chill well.
(sneak and eat a bowl of it now. I won’t tell)
A very happy birthday to my mother, Janice Davis!
I’d like to also wish a belated Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Michael Romine. Who is a dork. ~sticks out her tongue~
When life gives you lemons, put them in your sweet tea and thank God your a Southern Belle!
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