Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Macaroni "Crackaroni" Salad

My dear friend Gretchen shared this recipe for Macaroni Salad. Her husband coined the phrase "Crackaroni Salad" when he describes it because it's so good and he isn't able to stop eating it. Tonight at dinner, my own husband asked me why it was called Crackaroni Salad and when I explained to him about Gretchen's husbands reasoning, my own husband didn't show much reaction. Ironically, as we finished up dinner, he was almost licking his bowl clean and said, "Will you just get this stuff away from me?????" I think he finally caught onto why it's called Crackaroni Salad.

4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (1 box Barilla elbows)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 Tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped

Cook macaroni, hard boil eggs. Chop up eggs and celery, add to macaroni. Mix dressing ingredients separately, then pour over and toss to coat.

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