Do you know why Yankee Doodle called his feathered hat “macaroni”? It was the 18th century way of saying “da bomb”. And now you know that. Cue the counting baker who falls down the stairs with his pies.
Do you know why I love pasta salad? Coz if I eat it in the kitchen my dog doesn’t know I’m eating anything and won’t come over and stare me down. Love him to pieces but holy canoli, dude. So yeah, a meal in peace is a rare and blissful thing.
Of course, pasta salad is also delicious and addictive. I recently read an article about pasta salad that said “pasta should be the star of the show”. It was a hoity toity website, needless to say. Pasta tastes like pasta, which is why we’ve invented thousands of different ways to smother it and wolf it down. Down it goes. Easy and fast…
I recently wanted pasta salad as a side dish, so I came up with a version of Classic Macaroni Salad with just the usual suspects for delicious ingredients. For a full meal pasta salad, try my Economical Chicken Club Pasta Salad.
Not that you can’t have macaroni salad as a meal. I just did. For breakfast. (Holds finger to your lips) Shhhhhhhhhhh…. just, no……
Classic Macaroni Salad
Plain and simple macaroni salad perfect for shoveling.