Monday, July 9, 2012
My Favorite Pasta Salad
Now that the heatwave is over, I'm craving pasta salad and oatmeal cookies. So I'm making both this week. I'm working on an oatmeal pie idea, if it turns out well I'll post it later.
There are 2 pasta salads my family makes. One is my Mothers, The other is my Dad's Mother's. Both are really good, but his is my favorite. I'll post the other, later in the week. Whenever I take this to a potluck, I'm bombarded with requests for Mom's recipe.
I like to chop everything as small as I can get it, so it's dispersed throughout the salad, and you get a little of everything, in every bite. While it's chilling, the processed cheese dissolves somewhat and becomes part of the base. Stir before serving.
6 hard boiled eggs- peeled and chopped
1 green bell pepper- minced
3Tbl. minced onion- I use yellow
2 cups minced roma tomatoes- about 5
1-1/2 cups processed cheese-cubed (the kind in a box such as Velveeta, but I prefer generic)
2-3cups Miracle Whip-(to taste)
1/2 cup water (the macaroni will absorb this)
2lbs macaroni- cooked and chilled under cold running water.
Combine everything except the macaroni, mix well.
Add the macaroni, mix and chill. Stir before serving.
Put the colander in a pan and fill it with cold water. Then I begin chopping.