Classic Macaroni Salad

 With summer approaching and my daughter bringing a very hungry firefighter home for the weekend, I dusted off some favorite classic recipes and whipped up one of our favorites.  Old time macaroni salad.

 Finely dice 1 large onion.

 Dice several stalks of celery and 3 large carrots.

 Squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon.

 I used 1 pound of small shells for this recipe.  Cook them in salted water until al dente.  Add about 1/2 C. mayonnaise (not miracle whip...UGH!).  Add 1/3 C. sour cream.

 Sprinkle 1 T. cracked black pepper, 1 tsp. salt and 1 T. celery seeds

 Add 6 chopped hard boiled eggs.  Sorry for the blur!  Cooking and taking photos with one hand can be challenging at times!  Mix it all around and taste for seasoning.  I add a bit of milk to make it creamier.  This is best made a day in advance.

It is a great side dish for summer meals.

I will post the other dishes I made in the next couple of days.  The very cute firefighter brought me a DC Fire and EMS hoodie!  Cool!!!


Barbara F. said…
Yum! My absolute fave side dish for summer (or any time) and I agree about MW :) Enjoy the weekend with your family. Hope your finger is healing and less painful. xo
Nellie said…
Yay for the gifts brought by the very cute firefighter!:)
Macaroni salad - one of The Husband's favorites!
Continue recovering!
This is my kind of macaroni salad! My pork butt is cooking for pulled pork. You are so lucky to get a hoodie. I want one! haha Have a great weekend.
Ina in Alaska said…
Oh I am with you on the Miracle Whip. ICK! Never liked it. Give me Hellman's (aka Best Foods) any day. The mac salad looks SO GOOD!!
brokenteepee said…
Never understood the Miracle Whip thing myself...
Anonymous said…
That looks yummy! I'm amazed that you can cook or take pictures with one hand, much less do both. Hope the hand is healing well.
Anonymous said…
yumm, my fav! I never put the hard boiled eggs in though, thats a great addition,
if you wear the emergency services hoody with your wrapped up hand you will look the part anyway, my husband hates mayo and will only eat mircle whip, ONLY1 I know he's a strange man, funniest thing is he never eats mayo, at least he THINKs he doesn't ha ha , I use mayo for all my salads, he never knows the diff but I would if I used mircle whip, take care Joyce and enjoy your daughter and beaus, visit, one thing for sure they will eat well, even with your hand layed up, you do amazing work one handed!
Guillaume said…
I looooove macaroni salad. It is just below potato salad in my yummy list.
Sharon Lovejoy said…
OK, Tatt Lady, I'll try this one. My mac salads last summer were supremely tasteless. I'll see if the taste sticks to this one.


Sharon Lovejoy said…
Ok, I did it, but I didn't have celery so I used a big bunch of freshly picked Italian parsley. I didn't have sour cream so I substituted yogurt. I picked a big fresh lemon and squeezed it into the hot pasta. I think that taste permeated. Now I've mixed it all and am boiling eggs to add later. I'll see if the taste sticks.

Kelly said…
Summer=Macaroni salad.
Summer=Potato salad.
Both = yum!
I made Trisha Yearwood's "Crockpot Mac and Cheese" for work and they loved it. Very easy. Not as creamy as I like but very easy.
Barb said…
We love macaroni salad! Your recipe looks great.
Anonymous said…
I have never made macaroni salad. I am going to have to right this terrible wrong with your recipe very soon.. Hope you had fun with the visitors!! c