Monday, June 14, 2010

Week 3 - Badass Birthday Macaroni Salad

I couldn't find a recipe that I really liked so I made my own on my birthday! I was going to post this Thursday, but I didn't have time inbetween studying math and packing for my trip. I will post my trip photos sooon but I need to sleep!

You will need:
  • Max. of 6 cups of macaroni
  • Miracle Whip
  • Honey Mustard
  • Dill Pickle juice
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • Veggies - onion, celery, radish, peppers

Step 1: Cook the macaroni... don't make more than 6 cups because I cooked around 6 cups and got ALOT of macaroni! I had enough for a big Tupperware container of salad plus lunch of noodles for two days.

Step 2: I had some frozen veggies as well as raw ones. So I zapped the frozen ones and combined them with the chopped raw veggies. There was about 2 cups of mixed/diced veggies when I was done. I then opened the tuna and mashed it up in a seperate bowl.

Step 3: Mix the veggies and tuna into the macaroni along with a bit of butter to make it easier to stir. The macaroni should still be warm so the butter will melt and become slippery.

Step 4: Combine about 1 1/2 cups of Miracle whip with a teaspoon of dill pickle juice and 2 tablespoons of honey mustard. These are not exact measurements, add or take away as much as you like. Mix them all well until you have about 2 cups of a cream colour substance.

Step 5: Mix in the creamy substance into the noodles/tuna/veggie mixture. Add some spice for taste (I used Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper mix)

Chill and serve! TADA! My parents LOVED it, hope you do too!


Anonymous said...

6 cups!! it expands much the same as popcorn.

But ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh was it ever yummy. Hope you make it several times over the summer.

** I hear from others that canned ham, chicken & turkey are great to try with noodles too.

XO Mom

luna pie said...

Well the best way to make great cooking discoveries is to experiment and make your own recipes. It looks delicious. Can you make it when I come over in about, ummm... 5 weeks???

Wahoo so excited.

And, we will definitely have to have a belated birthday party for you then too!