Oooh, a recipe swap! Always a favourite for me on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop! Leslie Hachtel says:
It’s picnic time. Share your favorite picnic recipe.
If you joined me from Clair Brett, welcome!
I’m a big salad person, especially in the summer. And salads that can be made a head of time are great for summer picnics. Buy a bucket of chicken and bring your favourite bevy and you’re done!
Macaroni salad is always a hit. Just be sure to keep it chilled until you want to eat it, because it is definitely best served cold. Here’s my super easy homemade recipe. Even better made the day before you want to enjoy it!
Cooked macaroni (if I am making this for 5 or 6 adults, I make 4 cups uncooked macaroni and there will still be leftovers). If not using leftover pasta, be sure to run under cold water until cooled before mixing with vegetables.
Your favourite crispy vegetables, cubed or chopped (I like at least as many total cups of mixed vegetables as cooked macaroni). Suggestions:
Coloured sweet peppers (red, orange, yellow)
Carrots (I prefer these shredded in my salads)
Cherry tomatoes (halved if large)
Mix all above together. Sprinkle generously with seasoned salt or non-salt spice mix such as Mrs. Dash. Starting with one cup of Miracle Whip, stir until well coated. Add more dressing if preferred.
I’m feeling hungry! Time for a snack. But be sure to hop over to Leslie Hachtel next!