Thursday, May 28, 2009

Macaroni Salad

This is another recipe that I grew up with. My mom usually has everything on hand (especially in the spring/summer) in the pantry and freezer which made it a "quick" side. Sometimes we didn't even wait for it to chill in the fridge, we'd just dig right in. But I'm a fan of having it chilled.

Macaroni Salad

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 cups mayo (can use less)
1 lg green pepper, chopped fine
1 cup carrots, chopped fine
1 cup celery, chopped fine
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 (12 oz) pkg macaroni (I used regular macaroni, my mom uses shells)

Cook noodles until tender. Mix first 4 ingredients and pour over veggies and noodles. Mix well and chill several hours or overnight for best flavor.

This makes an ice cream bucket full of salad. It's not easy to cut in half because of the sweetened condensed milk, but if you have another use for the other half of sweetened condensed milk go ahead and halve this recipe. And enjoy. We've been eating it all week and it still tastes great!

1 comment:

Linda said...

sweetened condensed milk in a salad? Wow! I've never heard of that! :)

We always use it for dessert: mix it with about a quart of yoghurt and some fruit....

Kids in the caribbean eat the condensed milk straight from the can, as a treat (the cans are much smaller there though) - yeah, I think they're having a contest to see who can get diabetes the fastest.. *lol*

Greetings from the netherlands!