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Amish Macaroni Salad
June 13, 2008

Perhaps I should preface my review by saying I hate macaroni salad....just not a big fan, can easily walk away and not eat it. Yuck. My dad requested mac salad for Father's Day and I searched for the "right" recipe and found this. OMG. I just ate a bowl and it's fantastic. And the flavors haven't even had a chance to meld. And I hate mac salad! I did make some changes, here they are: I doubled the recipe and used 4-5 C uncooked whole grain elbows. I diced a md green pepper, a md red pepper, a sm-md red onion, 6 celery ribs, and 4 dill pickle spears (no dill relish, I realized). I used 6 hard boiled eggs. In the dressing, I used Kraft Light Mayo w/Olive Oil, yellow mustard, 2/3C sugar (and I would not use anymore, perhaps would use less, maybe down to 1/3C even next time) and I didn't measure the white vinegar, just added a couple of splashes. I also added a healthy amt of dill pickle juice (2 good "splashes" from the jar). I added the following seasonings (I did not measure, I just sort of sprinkled across the top to cover, not coat, twice): garlic salt (and did not use regular salt then), dill weed, and crushed red pepper (about 8 shakes). I did not use celery seed simply because I hate celery (and I purposefully cut the celery large so I can pick it out :)). I WILL be making this again. Thanks for making me a mac salad eater (though, wait, I prob shouldn't be thanking you for adding yet another high calorie "like" to my list!)!

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