Don't freak out. You aren't imagining it. It is me. Four months later, I have come back to life. You guys, SO much has been going on, I know I keep saying that but in all seriousness, it is one thing after another, it doesn't even seem real. On a happy note, we are moved into the new digs and loving it!
I have been busy cooking all the old favorites. Just making it homey and comforting while we settled in. I have a full stocked pantry and my my husband noticing my abundance of dried macaroni I guess, had macaroni salad on his mind. Notice the pasta in the photo, there are 2 kinds. Hey, I always tell you we keep it real around here and I only had 1 of each kind so I did two kinds! You can match your pasta or use what you have on hand. This makes a huge batch, it really does. He asked for specifics and you may or may not recognize much of this recipe as being my Donna's Secret Recipe Potato Salad, recipe. He asked that I add a few things and so I gave in after probably what is now months of him asking and made it. It turned out delish and I wanted to share it with you.
Some of these flavors may have you questioning my ability to make good food, but trust me, it just works. Don't take my word for it, George will tell you! Shall we?
Remember this is a big batch and this pasta will suck up everything, so trust me!
2 lbs short cut pasta
30 oz jar of Hellmann's
3 T yellow mustard
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 cup carrots (shredded or grated into strips and then cut like I did)
1 dozen eggs, hard boiled
1 to 1 1/2 cups finely chopped dill pickles (don't cheat and try to use dill pickle relish!)
salt and pepper to taste
Mix mayo, mustard, sugar, milk and salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk until smooth and creamy. I suggest having your eggs hard boiled and peeled and cut ahead of time, same with your pickles and carrots as well. It will work best to mix the dressing in a bowl that is large enough to hold your entire batch of macaroni salad. Prepare the pasta last and cook until al dente. Use the lowest cook time suggested (10-12 minutes, go with 10). Drain and pour directly into the sauce. Add in eggs, carrots, and pickles and stir to combine. Refrigerate at LEAST 6 hours before serving, overnight would be even better.
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