I have no idea why the title of this recipe is ‘Family Reunion’ Macaroni Salad. That’s how it is typed up in my mother’s recipe bible. I do not question ‘the cooking bible’ because it has literally saved me from being a cooking disaster. It is my I-Ching of cooking. And, she keeps it simple. So simple it is almost cheating at cooking and everyone thinks ‘oh, you’re such a good cook’. (Evil laugh!) Just smile and say thank you while hiding the recipe.
This salad is so stinkin’ easy to make and really delicious. Goes well with anything and a great take-along to (duh) family reunions, picnics, church potlock, teacher’s meetings, parties. Whatever. So grab a ‘blue box’ and make this salad.
FAMILY REUNION MACARONI SALAD
1 pkg. (28oz.) or 2 pkg. (14 oz.) Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 cup Miracle Whip Dressing
½ cup milk
½ cup sliced green onions
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled, chopped
½ cup finely chopped celery
1 small red pepper, finely chopped
Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain. Rinse under cold running water until cooled. Drain well.
Mix cheese sauce, dressing and milk in a large bowl until well blended. Stir in the green onions.
Add macaroni and remaining ingredients to sauce mixture; stir gently until well blended. Serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.