Monday, July 6, 2009
Watermelon Basket and Macaroni Salad
Hope you all had a nice 4th of July. The weather here in Virginia was perfect on the 4th. Normally it is very humid and I can even remember rain on and off on the 4th for the past few years. But not this year! We went to a BBQ at a friends house which we do every year. Needless to say lots of good food was eaten all day long....too much in fact! We brought a watermelon basket, macaroni salad and an upside down peach cake that was fabulous (I'll be postiing that later this week). If you think I carved out the watermelon basket, you're wrong! My husband did that. I am not that talented! He has worked in the catering field for over 20 years and could probably carve one in his sleep. I made the macaroni salad which is pretty simple. I son really loves the macaroni salad probably because it is very simple and only has a few ingredients. These measurements are not exact but I've tried to come as close as possible!
3/4 16 oz box of elbow macaroni
1/2 cup (or more to taste) of light mayo
1 large cucumber
celery salt to taste
Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions and rinse with cold water and drain well. Add 1/2 cup light mayo or more to taste and celery salt and mix well. Add chopped vegetables and mix well.