When it comes to making ‘sides’ for family picnics ~ there is a most requested ‘elbow macaroni salad‘ on my side of the family and Gram’s family favorite ‘rotini salad‘ on my hubby’s side of the family.
Each recipe having a very different flavor….and each will have you adding an extra spoonful to your plate.
The ‘elbow macaroni salad’ recipe is a little creamier and sweeter than the other and pairs nicely with a pulled beef sandwich (here).
Add a spoonful of baked beans (preferably my Nana’s) and you will have a delicious meal at any picnic….or anytime of the year.
combine mayo, onions, peppers, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and vinegar into a bowl. Cook Macaroni. Pour combination over cooled cooked macaroni. Season with salt & pepper. Chill at least 8 hours (I chill overnight) to thicken, then mix well and serve.
Gram’s ‘rotini salad‘ pairs nicely with a sausage link or hot dog on the grill.
Here is Gram’s recipe in her own handwriting…..we sure do miss you Gram.
Each Recipe is to be ‘refrigerated overnight’ before serving ~ be sure to plan ahead.
Two perfect salads to enjoy at any summertime gathering!
Two spoon-fulls please!
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