Monday, March 1, 2010

Macaroni Salad

This is my favorite macaroni salad.  

Cook 2 cups macaroni in boiling salted water until tender.  Rinse and drain.  Then place in a large bowl and mix together the following:
3/4 cup mayonaise
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)
2 Tbsp sugar
Then add:
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup grated carrot
Pour over macaroni and sprinkle with celery seed.  Garnish with sliced hard cooked eggs.  

Pepper Cabbage

This is my mom's recipe.  Delish :)

1 pound cabbage
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp celery seed

Finely cut cabbage and peppers.  Add salt, sugar and celery seed. Pour vinegar over all.  Let stand 15 minutes and stir.  
Serves: 5

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

This is my grandmother's recipe.  Really good :)

2 quarts milk
1/2 cup Carolina rice
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a large Pyrex baking dish (2 1/2 to 3 quart size) combine the milk, rice and sugar.  Preheat oven to about 340 degrees (that is not a typo) and bake for about 2 hours in all.  Set the timer for 30 minute intervals and stir the pudding each time it rings.

Soak the raisins in a little water for half an hour to soften them.  About 15 minutes before baking time is up, stir the drained raisins and vanilla into the pudding.

Bake uncovered, do not set the baking dish in a pan of water as for custard.  Chill before serving.