06 June 2012

June 6th

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June 6
Share a recipe or meal that is a summertime favorite.  

Our go-to meals during the summer is anything grilled/barbequed.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken, ribs, vegetables (though this one is new for us so we're still experimenting with that).

And the things that go along with grilled meat and summertime staples for us - salads.  Potato salad, macaroni salad, garden salad, summer cucumbers...

The recipe I'm going to share is my macaroni salad.

1 lb macaroni noodles
2 hard boiled eggs
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
Miracle Whip or Mayo (depending on your preference)
Lowry's seasoned salt, garlic salt, pepper to taste

Put eggs in pot of water large enough to add the noodles to and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, add noodles and cook until done (still firm).  Drain and rinse. Remove eggs to bowl of cold water.  Cool both the eggs and noodles.  Peeling the eggs sometimes helps them cool faster.

Peel your cucumber and chop both the cucumber and tomato.

Once noodles are cooled at least to room temperature, put in a large bowl with cucumber and tomato.  Add 1/4 cup of  Miracle Whip/Mayo, sprinkle the salts and pepper and mix.  Go light at first, it's easy to add more - not easy to take out.  This is the hard part for me to describe.  I eyeball the amount of Miracle Whip/Mayo I use.  You want it moist and very lightly coated, not swimming in it.

Lastly, dice up the boiled eggs and mix those in.  Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.

We like it best with BBQ pork country style ribs or BBQ chicken legs and thighs.

1 comment:

  1. I love the addition of the eggs and cucumber!


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