It’s Macaroni Salad! I went to the produce isle and decided what to put in this salad. It is just a conglomeration out of my head on what I thought would make a very good macaroni salad! I hope you enjoy it. It takes a little time, but it is worth it! Scroll down for recipe
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Hey yall!, it’s Tammy with Collard Valley Cooks! I am a southern girl born in raised in Collard Valley in Polk County Georgia. My entire (Benefield) family had around 150 acres and we mostly raised cattle. We raised our own corn for feed so it was field corn. We also raised our own hogs for sausage and bacon, and of course our own beef. We fed our bulls feed before sending them to the butcher so the meat would be delicious. Not sure why everyone wants grass fed beef and free-range chickens. They really do not taste as good as those fed with feed. We had a large family and when I was young all of daddy’s brothers and sisters lived in the valley around his parents. It was a great place to grow up with lots of things to see and do all around. Country people like us love the smell, beauty and fruit of the land. Daddy coon hunted for fun, and we watched our tv together in the living room at night while mama watched her soap operas during the day. We went to church on Sunday, school during the week, the grocery store on Friday’s and that was our life. No vacations, no camping, just plain old southern country people
NOW FOR THIS FAMILY RECIPE:
16 OZ. ELBOW MACARONI OLIVE OIL
2 RADISHES 1 CUCUMBER
1 SQUASH 1 ZUCCHINI
4 OZ. JAR PIMENTOS 1 SWEET ONION
1/2 JAR MAYONNAISE 1 CUP SOUR CREAM
1 TSP. BLACK PEPPER 8 OZ. CREAM CHEESE
2 TBSP. PICKLE RELISH 1 TSP. SALT
1 CUP WATER OR MILK 1 TSP. CELERY SEED
12 OZ. FROZEN BABY GREEN PEAS
Wash veggies. Use a potato peeler -ribbon zucchini and squash. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Boil macaroni in 1 tsp. salt for 7 minutes. Add frozen peas, zucchini, and squash for last 3 minutes of boil time (total 10 minutes boil). Drain and place back in pot.
Slice peppers, onion, radishes, cucumbers, and bell peppers into small thin slices and add to pasta. Add pimentos, mayo, sour cream, few dashes of olive oil, black pepper, celery seed, pickle relish, salt, and cream cheese. Mix well. Add cup of water or milk and mix until creamy. Taste: add more salt, pepper and/or milk if desired. Refrigerate pasta!