Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Second Best Macoroni Salad

....just being honest. I wish I knew how to make the best macaroni salad, but I don't. I used to eat it at Steak and Ale, but then S and A went bankrupt, and they took their recipe with them....this one is close....reallllll close, and I'm a girl that knows her way around a plate of macaroni salad.

I got this recipe a few years back at a pot luck. Please notice, I'm not afraid to ask for someone's recipe. I've only been denied information one time, and I eventually wore them down. I just don't believe in 'secret' recipes. As soon as I push my soap box aside, I'll share my friend's not-so-secret recipe for the 2nd best macaroni salad.
Ingredeints:
2 c. (dry) of macaroni noodles,
4 stalks celery, diced
2 small tomatoes, diced
1 purple onion, diced
1/2 c. bacon crumbled bacon (I just throw in 3/4 a container of 'real' bacon bits from a jar)
1 T. vinegar
1 1/4 c. mayonaise (she actually calls for 1/4 c. mayo, 1 c. mayonaise, but you'd have to be REAL good to be able to tell the difference in just throwing in one or the other).
Salt and Pepper, to taste.
Directions:
Cook, and drain noodles. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, season, and chill.

3 comments:

Lori said...

I thought mayo and mayonaise where the same thing, just a shorter version of the other? Are you talking about the sweetened version for mayo?

Christy said...

I don't know what the difference is, but I think there is...I'll have to research it :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Sounds like one we'd love, mmm...bacon!