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Morning Macaroni Mayhem

on September 4, 2010

This morning I got up early and started making the macaroni salad for our lunch today.  I used wacky mac instead of regular macaroni today. As everyone else was asleep my only helper today was our long haired Chihuahua, Sophie.

I first made  a deli macaroni salad recipe I found on the former Recipezarr- now in April of last year. My daughter had expressed a fondness for macaroni salad from the grocery store deli and I’m always thrilled to find something she will eat but I was sure we could make it at home pretty easily.

My daughter won’t eat visible onions but I can get by with using onion powder. I have made a few other adaptions to the original recipe.  Since we are a small family I also made less than the original recipe would. We’ll be having this with Cajun seasoned chicken breast today.

Stirring it all together.

Macaroni Salad

(makes about 3 cups)

1 1/2 c macaroni or wacky mac

1T onion powder

1 dill pickle, diced

1/2 tsp salt and pepper or to taste

3/4 c mayo

1 tsp pickle juice

1/4 tsp dried dill weed

1/4 tsp garlic powder- or to taste

about 1/4 c diced cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse.

Mix with diced pickle and onion powder in medium bowl. Add salt, pepper, mayo, pickle juice, garlic powder, dill weed and cheese and stir well.

Refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

Takes about 20-30 minutes to make.

Review: Everyone ate and enjoyed the macaroni salad. Hagbard said that it complimented the Cajun seasoned chicken well. Little Lulu declared that it was delicious. There are probably 1 or 2 serving left.

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