Well the weekend is over, and guess there are still those who are celebrating the 4th today, not us, we are resting from a very busy few days, but then we are older folks and that is what we do best, I love it when I have a day with nothing pressing to do. I have been out feeding and watering the chickens, I picked a few tomatoes, and give our outside dog some fresh water, it is very humid today, and by the time I came in my glasses were filled with water, and I was just a glistening, giggles, (for you that are not from the South, that mean sweating.) *☺* Well I think I am going to share my pasta salad I made for the cook out, I made a huge bowl of it and came home with very little, everyone really liked it, I make it a tad different than most folks do, so perhaps you will like it too. Now I love pasta, any shape and form, and especially pasta salad!
Tuna and Macaroni Salad
3 cups uncooked macaroni, any kind or shape, have fun with it.
6 ounce can of white tuna in water
4 hard boiled eggs (peeled and diced)
1/2 cup celery
1/2 cup of Sweet Onion
1 small or medium Bell pepper
1 medium cucumber
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 whole fresh diced tomato
In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Transfer to a large bowl; add chopped boiled egg, and all of diced veggies but tomato.
Then in a small bowl whisk about 1 cup of Mayo, and about a teaspoon of mustard, a couple spoons of sweet relish if desired, I did not add the relish. when it is all mixed well add your tomatoes and just mix lightly so not to smash the tomatoes. Best when cooled a few hours before serving.
I also made the Blueberry Dump Cake and took with us, it was a great hit, and many asked for the recipe, and some have made and told me it was a hit at their dinners too, one lady used a boxed lemon cake mix and said it was really good, so my advice is to play with a recipe, add and omit what ever your family likes, then make it that way, most recipes are just for guides to give you an idea of something to make.
So these are both excellent dishes to take to your summer cookouts, and both will be a hit, make them and really enjoy, smile when you make it, and know your friends will be happy for the extra love and time you spend with it.
God bless you real good, and have a Marvellous Monday, Hugs and blessings,