Saturday, March 31, 2007

mom's macaroni salad

i can say with confidence i will never eat macaroni salad more delicious than my mom's. her macaroni salad is a staple at all summer family parties, picnics, and many a meal eaten on our deck. because it is in fact delicious and i have so many good memories of summer family get togethers, it makes me happy every time i eat it.

my mom taught me how to make this and although i've almost never met a recipe i didn't modify, i follow her directions to a tee every time. messing with this recipe would be sacrilege.

mom's macaroni salad

2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
6 hard boiled eggs
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced celery

1 cup hellman's mayo
1 cup kraft miracle whip
1 tbs yellow mustard

salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp celery salt
paprika, for garnish

cook macaroni, rinse with cold water, drain and set aside. in a large mixing bowl combine: diced hard boiled eggs, cucumber, onion, celery, and macaroni. stir to combine. in a smaller mixing bowl combine the mayo, miracle whip and mustard. add to large mixing bowl and incorporate. add celery salt, salt and pepper. mix. let chill in refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. before serving you may need to add a bit more mayo/miracle whip if it's too dry. sprinkle with paprika before serving.

thanks mom!


Connie said...

I love reading your blog. It has inspired me to start one. You have an enjoyable communicating style. Connie

Mom said...

Well, gosh, I'm blushing!