Friday, July 4, 2014

Southwestern Macaroni Salad


 Best wishes for a safe and fun holiday full of memories to you all from Crafty Honey Badgers! 

Isn't this holiday the greatest? Well every holiday is great in its own way, but independence day is different! You feel a pride to be an American and thankful for all the brave men and woman who have fought to keep it AMERICA! Plus, a hot summer day on the lake ended with some fireworks is pretty hard to beat!

Kids playing with anticipation for the firecrackers when night fall covers. Family gathering and catching up around a BBQ. People wearing red, white and blue with lots of cheer. Parades bringing communities together to celebrate our freedom. This holiday brings us all as one together to be proud of this great country we live in! For one day we all can agree on one thing and thats what a beautiful country we live in and how we are blessed in so many ways. Holidays seem to have that effect on people and thats what I love about them. Opinions separate us quite often but holidays bring a spirit from deep down in us that makes us look one another eye to eye. As a country we can wave our flags and rejoice in cheer for old glory. Our beautiful country the United States Of America.

So I say it again, we wish you all a cheerful, sunny fourth of July. May the fireworks shoot high and light up the sky above you and fill you with cheer! Whether your on the mountain staring at the stars, or down on the streets of your hometown celebrating with your community we wish you a blessed day!

Anyways what's a holiday without a great recipe? Heres a last minute save for a delicious side dish for any of you who may be running behind today! Fourth of July or not, This recipe is a great all american side dish with a twist that will please any hungry appetite! 

Grab a spoon and crack your screen. You know you wanna!

Southwestern Macaroni Salad

1 Pound macaroni or ditalini pasta (Pictured is ditalini)
5 large pieces of roasted red peppers. (I use jar kind from condiment isle)
4 Green onions
1/2 Cup mayo
1/4 cup milk
2 Teaspoons sugar
1 Teaspoon chili powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
LOTS of black pepper

Boil your pasta on medium high heat until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water until pasta has cooled off. Pour pasta in large salad bowl.  Chop your peppers and onions and stir into pasta. Whisk your milk, mayo and spices together and pour over pasta mixture. Stir until everything has combined and that heavenly dressing has touched EVERY piece of pasta!

Serve with your favorite summertime meals and enjoy! Or just eat a bowlful by itself.. Been there, done that! 

Have a GREAT fourth of July everybody!

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