I made some pasta yesterday, did you see?
Yesterday we celebrated all the mamas AND my sister Olivia who graduated from college this weekend! It was a great celebration with tons of family and way too much champagne and great food. The moms deferred food selection to Olivia, who said “steak and pasta salad, does that go together?”
And oh YES, it does, chicken. You’ve had this macaroni salad, right? It’s found at diners a lot, sometimes at picnics, and at family gatherings all over the south. It’s really basic, really creamy, and can go all wrong, in my opinion, with the wrong ratio of mayo to other stuff in the dressing. I’ve had versions of this salad before that were just GOOEY with too much mayo, and that simply will not do. Instead, we go really light on the mayo and add some vinegar, sour cream, and a sprinkle of SUGAR to the dressing. Then we pour it over al dente pasta, no mushy junk, and throw in some high-ish quality ingredients.
Then we celebrate!…