Tuesday, September 2, 2014

143.4…American Macaroni Salad

I can't believe that summer is almost over. We've been trying to enjoy the last few summer days by swimming in the pool, being outdoors and doing a lot of grilling. We grilled a few times this weekend so I decided to whip up a macaroni salad to go with everything. I'm a huge macaroni salad fan and this one was perfect for all your end of summer meals!

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American Macaroni Salad (Serves 6)

Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network

Ingredients:

2 cups dry elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup diced celery

1/4 cup minced red onion, soaked in cold water and a splash of white vinegar for 10 minutes, drained

1 Tbsp. minced flat-leaf parsley

1/2 cup diced roma tomatoes, seeded

1/2 cup mayonnaise

3/4 tsp. dry mustard

1 1/2 tsp. sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp. cider vinegar

3 Tbsp. sour cream

1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, celery, onion, parsley and tomato. 

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, sour cream and salt. 

3. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Sunday night we had some family over for some pool time and dinner. I served the American Macaroni Salad with grilled chicken kabobs, corn on the cob and baked beans 

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Aka the perfect summer meal.

Breakfast  yesterday morning was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, onions and cheddar cheese. 

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Lunch was tuna salad and veggies…my usual.

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I spent the afternoon reorganizing my closet. Every time I do this, I think I won't let things get disorganized again but somehow it always happens. 

Dinner was another grilling opportunity: grilled chipotle chicken sausages, American Macaroni Salad, corn on the cob and baked beans. 

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Breakfast this morning was toast with peanut butter and half a grapefruit.

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I took the kids to school, went to a PTO meeting and a couple of appointments. Lunch was a turkey sandwich, veggies and ranch.

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Getting  up early this morning was rough after a three day weekend! Fortunately it's only a four day school week!

When was the last time you cleaned out/reorganized your closet?

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