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Old 05-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Macaroni and Ham Salad

Here's a refreshing meal in a bowl for a hot summer day. Make it in the morning and relax all day, knowing that your dinner is in the frig.

Macaroni and Ham Salad

200 grams dried macaroni/pasta in your shape of choice (this works out to about 7 ounces, or about 2 cups)

DRESSING:
1 cup mayonnaise
cup sour cream
2-3 TBS honey (to taste)
1 TBS deli mustard
3 TBS white vinegar
TSP ground black pepper
Salt to taste

1 medium red onion, chopped
3-4 stalks of celery, fine dice
1 large carrot, grated
1 sweet bell pepper (red, green, yellow or mixed), diced

2 cups diced ham
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Cook macaroni, rinse. Combine dressing ingredients and whisk.

Combine remaining ingredients with cooled macaroni, Add dressing, allow to chill before eating.

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Old 05-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Sounds delish, Karen. I'm always looking for cool salads for summer meals because it's so hot here and our house isn't air-conditioned. Love pasta salad of any kind. This is a keeper. Buck'll especially like it because it has red onion. Love red onion. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:18 PM   #3
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Looks wonderful Karen,
we enjoy pasta salads..This will be perfect for one of our Sunday get togethers..Thanks
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Looking forward to trying this!
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Thanks to all for your kind words. We just finished dinner, and my "meat and potatoes" DH gobbled this up. I think there's lots of room for experimentation, so if someone comes up with something good to add/change, be sure to let us know. Hope you enjoy.
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Love this one!!!! Can't wait to take to the next gathering. It is copied and sitting ON my desk instead of in the drawer!!!
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