Friday, April 27, 2012

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!!!