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My Macaroni & Tuna Salad

9 Aug

It has been a long, hot summer here in North Carolina and I have been trying to avoid using my oven, I have resorted to my salad arsenal to get us through until things cool off. So, why was I surprised when my ten-year-old son, B3, asked the other day, “Mom, may we have some of the tuna stuff with macaroni?” He was referring to my macaroni & tuna salad, which is usually reserved for summertime cookouts. So, I shrug my shoulders and say, “Yeah, Macaroni & Tuna Salad, that sounds good.” I cannot take credit for this recipe, my Aunt Wendy makes the best mac & tuna salad, so I stole here recipe years ago and made it my own.

Macaroni & Tuna Salad

 

Recipe 

1 box Elbow macaroni

2 can tuna, drained

1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

3 tablespoon mustard

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

The Verdict 

My family and I love Macaroni & Tuna Salad on a summer day. It is perfect as a side dish with hamburger or fried chicken. Although in my house, you are just as likely to find one of us eating a large serving of Macaroni & Tuna Salad all by itself, and probably out of a cereal bowl!

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So Simple Chicken Salad Sandwich

19 Jul

On the way back from the salon on Saturday, I was talking to my sister on the phone when the hunger pangs hit me and I needed something to eat, right then and there. As I pulled into McDonald’s, I realize that everyone in my small town must have decided to go to McDonald’s at the same time. Living in a town with only one McDonald’s occasionally has it drawbacks! As I was complaining to my sister, she began telling me about the chicken salad sandwich that she had just finished eating and it sounded really good. Chicken Salad? Hmmmm….I have not had chicken salad in a long time. So, I pull out of McDonalds’ drive through and head home to make chicken salad. Oh, I promptly thanked my sister for not only saving me money, but calories as well.

 Chicken Salad Sandwich

Recipe

1 cup shredded chicken (I  had leftover rotisserie chicken in the fridge)

2 tbs mayonnaise

1 1/2 tbs relish

1 tsp ranch dressing

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and serve on toast, on crackers, or eat it plain.  By the way, my sister was the one who suggested that I add a little ranch dressing to the salad and it made it taste even better!

The Verdict

Confession, this was only my second time ever making chicken salad, but I am so glad that I did…it was delicious, just want I needed on a hot summer day.

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