Sunday, June 24, 2018

In the kitchen

I've been watching Ree and Valerie again, so I thought I would start sharing some summer recipes, because I've come across some goods ones of late. These aren't necessarily their recipes, but Pioneer Woman and Valerie Bertinelli do motivate me when I get tired of making the same old things. I like to cook, but I have to keep it interesting by changing things up, so if you are that way, maybe you'll enjoy some of these recipes. Some are new (to me) and some are old ones I haven't made in a long time.

Here's a recipe for good old macaroni salad, that I think I found on Facebook, but I can't remember. I usually make mine plain, but this has some good stuff in it, and it was a hit when we had family for supper last Friday.  

Macaroni Salad

One pound elbow macaroni, cooked according to box
4 oz cheddar cheese, cube or shredded
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
4 ribs celery, diced
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. sweet pickle relish
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:  Mix the salad ingredients in a big bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients separately, then fold into salad. Chill for a couple of hours.  I always make extra of the dressing for pasta salads, and before serving, moisten it up with the extra dressing.

This recipe called for 1/2 cup of fresh dill, which I didn't have on hand. It was delicious without it, but even if added, I would probably use less.


Susanne said...

Yum! Macaroni salad and summer just go together.

Dewena said...

I've forgotten about macaroni salad for ages but what is summer without it? Making a note to myself now. And I have the fresh dill! Beside our one plant of it, I noticed that in the ground below where we had a pot of it last summer, there are volunteer sprigs of it sprouting all over the place.

Pam Jackson said...

Love mac salad and pasta salad. That looks yum. That is one of those things that can be made so many different ways. Thanks for sharing and for coming by the blog.

Lilbitbrit said...

Macaroni salad and summer time, just go together. Looks a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and it simply is a wonderful place to visit.

And, the macaroni salad looks wonderful, especially on a hot summer day.

Melinda said...

Looks refreshing!

Mr. Ken loves this stuff, I have to remember your recipe!

M : )

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I always love me a good summer salad! Thanks