Friday, July 3, 2015

From the Kitchen - Outside the Nest

Pasta Salad

Please don't yell at me. I know that I said that I had shared all the salads, but well, this being the 4th of July and all, means cookouts, and picnics, and family reunions. Maybe unexpected guests drop by, and you need something quick. And anyway, summer is the season of salads.
 This one is simple. The ingredients are far from exotic.

1 cup of uncooked pasta will make 4 good servings.

While the pasta is cooking, I prepare the dressing, which is simple. Reduced fat mayonnaise, white vinegar,

fresh ground black pepper.
That's it.

The other ingredients are simple as well:
sliced green onion, sliced celery, crumbled bacon, cubed cheddar cheese. The sky's the limit here. When you make the salad, you can add anything else that you want.

Ok, everybody in the pool.

You know the drill. 
One bite at a time, is it ever good.
Happy 4th everybody.
Pasta Salad

1 C elbow macaroni
2/3 C light mayonnaise
2-1/2 Tsp white vinegar
1/4 Tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/2 stalk sliced celery
1/4 C cubed cheddar cheese

Prepare macaroni according to package directions, drain. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and black pepper, pour over macaroni. Add bacon, onion, celery and cheese, stir until mixed. Cover and chill 1 hour. 4 servings

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