Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pasta Salad

This is a recipe I got from Bob's Mom before we got married, so it's an oldie! (but a goodie) The ingredients can be varied with what you like or have on hand, and it always tastes good.

Pasta Salad
1 cup shell macaroni (or twists or elbow...)
hard boiled eggs - I use 2, but you can add more or less to taste
1 small can tuna fish, or like amount of chopped ham, or diced chicken
1 can peas
1 tablespoon chopped pickles (optional)
1/2 cup salad dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In 2 cups boiling water, cook pasta until tender. Place in colander and drill with cold water. Allow to cool.
Toss together meat, peas and pickles. Cut eggs fine and add to meat mix. Stir in pasta and salad dressing. Stir in cheese.
Refrigerate overnight. You may need to add more salad dressing before serving, as pasta my absorb some.
*This is another family favorite and gets a 10!