Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Picnic Macaroni Salad

After a month our driveway has dried out and we finally have been able to drive up to the house.  So what happened on Sunday?  Snow all day Sunday and Monday we got over a foot of snow.  Sunday Bill and Anna drove to town Anna still wanted to go running at the track even in the snow.  Anna said it wasn't too bad until the wind kicked in and to make matters worse they were unable to make it up the drive.  Our temps in a few days will be in the high 60's and the snow is already melting fast.  I'm hoping it also dries out fast.  Now that we are officially into Spring I got the craving for "Picnic" food.  Something I have not had in years is Macaroni Salad.  It is not one of my families favorite.  I decided to change things up and add flavors that they like it worked a new family favorite.

1 box Barilla Ditalini - Cooked according to box
3/4 cup green olives with pimentos - sliced in half
1 bunch of cilantro - rough chopped
1 onion - minced
5 slices bacon - cooked crisp and crushed
4 tablespoons dill pickle relish
1/2 bag of frozen peas
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasonings
1 tablespoon sugar

Add olives, cilantro, onion, bacon, pickle relish and peas to cooked pasta.  In separate small bowl add sour cream, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, Slap Ya Mama and sugar mix thoroughly and add to pasta.  Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.

Until Next Time,

1 comment:

  1. I don't like macaroni salad but this looks great! Slap Yo Mama? I never heard of that.


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