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Old 12-10-2004, 01:19 PM   #11
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Its still a hit for a party!!!!

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:04 AM   #12
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Here is something diffrent

BLT Macaroni Salad

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni ( Cook and drain)
5 green onions (finely chopped)
1 lg Tomatoe (chopped)
1 1/4 cup celery (diced)
1 1/4 cup mayonaise
5 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 lb. cooked bacon (drained and crumbled)

In lg bowl combine noodles, green onions, tomatoe, and celery. In small bowl combine mayo,vinegar,salt, and pepper. Pour over the noodle mixture stir to coat and put in 9x13 pan cover and chill for 2 hours just b-4 serving add the bacon

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Old 12-14-2004, 10:19 AM   #13
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Now I like that! Looks great, Beaulana! :D
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:16 PM   #14
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Oooooooh beaulana2, that looks so good!

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Old 01-02-2005, 07:09 PM   #15
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I mix my noodles with,

Red onions,
green onions
Green, red and yellow peppers
hard boiled eggs
dill and sweet pickles
sliced olives
and mayo and mustard
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:36 PM   #16
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They all sound great.

Here's what i put in my macaroni salad:

Cooked macaroni (any style)
ground turkey, fried and drained
chopped onion
chopped celery
chopped olices
boiled egg, chopped
chopped bell peppers (red, green, yellow and orange)
chopped mushrooms
chopped asparagus
chopped carrots
salt and pepper
chopped, pickles
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:40 AM   #17
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Not mayo based

Cold Pasta & Peppers
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:32 AM   #18
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J.R.'s Pasta Salad

1 lb tri-color rotini, cooked & drained
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsly chopped
green and/or black olives, sliced
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1 sweet red pepper, coarsly chopped
1 sweet green pepper, coarsly chopped
salami or pepperoni, juilienned
1 pint fresh mushrooms, sliced (or 1 can, drained)
1 can diced tomatoes including juice
fresh grape tomatoes
1 packages zesty Italian dressing, prepared (or bottled dressing)
salt, pepper

Mix first 8 ingredients together. Add generous amount of Italian dressing, and salt & pepper to taste, remembering that the pasta will absorb a lot of seasoning. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. It's actually better the next day.

You may vary the ingredients as you wish: blanched frozen peas, broccoli florets, small cubes of mozzerella cheese, sundried tomatoes or tuna are all good additions.
Any substantial pasta such as shells, bow ties or penne may be substituted for the rotini.

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Old 11-14-2008, 04:48 PM   #19
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Here's a spaghetti salad I made up years ago and everyone loves it. When I make it for just myself or someone close, we eat it right out of the bowl I make it in 'cause it's so deliciously drippy. I brought 4 packages of Good Seasons dressing mix with me to Mexico just so that I could have my fix.. Who knew that basil would be a little tricky to find?!


Feeds 4 (more or less)

1 1/2 cups each:
Frozen broccoli cuts
Frozen green beans
Frozen peas
2 medium ripe tomatoes
4 or 5 green onions, white and green parts
15 or so leaves fresh basil

1 package Good Seasons dressing mix
red wine vinegar
olive oil

1 lb. angel hair or thin spaghetti

Fill a sauce pot with an inch of water. Bring to a boil. Add frozen vegetables.
Bring back to boil and cook 5 minutes or so until a fork easily pierces one
of the larger broccoli cut. Remove from stove, drain and run cold water
over for 30 seconds or so to stop the cooking. Drain well and put in bowl.

Chop up tomatoes, green onions and basil and add to cooked vegetables. Pour half
a bottle of the prepared dressing over all and mix well.

Fill large pot with 4 qts. water, add 1 TB. salt (don't leave the salt out!) and bring to a boil. Break spaghetti into thirds or fourths and add to water. Cook according to directions. Test before draining.
When done to your liking, drain immediately and rinse with cold water to cool it down to just warmish.

Now add the cooked spaghetti and the rest of the dressing or to taste. Mix it all up well and taste. You may need to add a little plain vinegar if to bland.

Add some black pepper if you like and serve!
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:12 PM   #20
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Macaroni Salad

4 cups cooked salad macaroni, cooled
1 cup finely sliced celery
½ cup sliced red onion
4 tablespoons coarsely chopped green bellpepper
1-4 oz. can sliced black olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt, to taste

Combine macaroni, celery, onion, bell pepper, olives, and parsley in large bowl. Toss to mix. In small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and vinegar together until smooth. Add to the macaroni mixture. Add black pepper and salt. Toss and mix well. Chill several hours before serving.
this is basic pasta salad, kinda like one i make. i do add can or two of green chilies chopped (from can) made it once for pool party and my youngest grandson said, "grandma this is so good, you could sell it"
sweet kid , huh

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