Sunday, April 5, 2009

Macaroni Salad

I bet you have seen macaroni salad at every picnic you have ever been to. I think mine is different because it is not a sweet macaroni salad. I should say more savory than sweet anyway. I like this with fried chicken and homemade buttermilk biscuits. This is What’s Cookin on Beaty’s Creek today.


1 pound elbow macaroni
3 cups mayo
5 green onion-chopped (I used ones from my garden.)
2 stalks of celery-peeled and chopped
3 boiled eggs-chopped
5 small gherkins sweet pickles-chopped
1-pound sharp cheddar cheese-cubed
½ cup milk
Salt and pepper-to taste
Ranch Seasoning (I get this from Country Life)

Boil pasta al dente and drain. Now run cold water over pasta until cooled. You want to drain your pasta very well. Once drained add green onions, boiled eggs, gherkins, and cheese. Stir until well mixed; now add your mayo, salt, pepper, ranch seasoning, and milk. You will really have to stir this pasta well so every piece of pasta gets covered in seasoning and dressing. Place in fridge for at least 4 hours and serve. I always mix in about ½ cup of mayo right before I serve this.