Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crazy Aunt Sherry's Pasta Salad

Let me begin by saying,
this has nothing to do with all my blog friends named Sherry.
It is just the title for this dish.
However if you are feeling a little crazy you can name it after yourself.


Anyway, this summer salad recipe was in my towns monthly
electric company magazine update.

Members or employees of the company send in their recipes and they are published.

This one looked good, so I tried it.

I used gluten free pasta to sub the bow tie pasta in this recipe
and my family could not tell the difference.

Crazy Aunt Sherry's Pasta Salad
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta
1 red onion~ I used white
1 green bell pepper~ I used 2
2 Roma tomatoes~ I used 4
1 cucumber, again I used 1 and a half 
1 1/2 cups sugar~ I used less and it was fine, 3/4 cup
1/2 cup vegetable oil~I used canola oil
1 cup white vinegar~ I used half white and half wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons mustard~ 
the recipe did not say powdered or prepared mustard 
so I used prepared and mixed well.
1 tablespoon parsley flakes

Cook pasta according to box directions, drain and set aside.
Chop or dice all veggies and set aside

For the Dressing
Mix the liquid and powder ingredients together well.
Add chopped veggies to the pasta.
Pour dressing over the mixture and mix well.
Can be served right away or best when refrigerated for a few hours or over night.
Will fill a 9" X 13" serving dish.

Delicious!!
and perfect for a summer picnic, BBQ or potluck.
As you can see, I altered it a bit for our own taste using more veggies and 
changed the vinegar, but it was so good just the same.
**Just a note**
if you add a lot more veggies you may have to adjust the dressing to
have enough to coat well.
I also think adding mushroom to this would be good as well.


Recipe courtesy of CoServ Electrical Company.

If you try it, enjoy and let me know what you think.

~Have a great start to August~

Celestina Marie


30 comments:

laura Madalene said...

I love all of the features this week - so much inspiration! Thank you for graciously hosting this party,
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Blackberry Lane said...

For these warm summer evenings, this would be delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy - I WANT some, now! Hugs, Valerie

Sola Scriptura said...

When I saw the title of this post I wondered if you had a "crazy" Aunt named Sherry. But I see it's just the name of the recipe. I looks delicious and an ideal side dish for a BBQ. Thanks for sharing! Hugs to you.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Not only does that sound good, it looks good. In the summer I like to serve cold salads alot. Will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing with us.

lynn said...

looks very yummy, celeste! perfect for summer reunions! thanks for sharing!

Patty Sumner said...

It does look yummy! Crazy Aunt Sherry must have been a great cook...:) I used to get that type of magazine...don't anymore.. I loved the recipes.. Enjoy that salad and have a great day! Blessings!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks delicious, Celeste! I have pinned a couple of pasta salad recipes thinking to try it with the gluten free pasta but have hesitated so far. I think since yours turned out so good I will have to give mine a try. I love the pasta salad with ham and mayo, so I am going to pick up the ingredients when I go food shopping this week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks delicious, Celeste! I have pinned a couple of pasta salad recipes thinking to try it with the gluten free pasta but have hesitated so far. I think since yours turned out so good I will have to give mine a try. I love the pasta salad with ham and mayo, so I am going to pick up the ingredients when I go food shopping this week.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Celeste, this looks and sounds so yummy! It seems it would be so refreshing too. It's always fun to find a good recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Celeste! YES YES YES, bring on all the pasta, please! How I love the stuff, and there are always so many great ways to make it. I particularly love it cold as a salad as such!

Wishing you a fantastic summer day. Anita

TexWisGirl said...

darn! i was hoping you really had a crazy aunt sherry. :)

Laurie M said...

looks great and sounds wonderful!

Jan Tanis said...

Oh yum...I was thinking I would make a pasta salad today...and this will be the one! I'm feeling crazy enough myself that when I make mine, I might be changing things up a bit. Since I have alot of dill in my garden...and I LOVE dill...I'll be adding that to it...along with home grown tomatoes and a bit of home grown Mammoth Jalapeno Pepper and Green Pepper, too. Maybe even some of my Chives I can see from my kitchen window! LOL! Have a blessed day!

Stephanie said...

Mmmm... I love pasta salad and this one sound down-right delicious! Thank you for sharing and for the giggle about the crazy part :)

I hope you are doing well and your tennis elbow is getting better! Enjoy your day, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

Donna said...

It sounds and looks so good, Celestina! I love making pasta dishes in the summer, too. I bet it would be great with a little feta cheese added. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!!

1CardCreator said...

Yum, this looks delicious! I like the cucumber, I never think to add it to my cold pasta salads. ~Diane

chateau chic said...

This looks so good...I love pasta salads.
Mary Alice

Martha's Favorites said...

Love to visit and see all your eye candy. That salad looks so good. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Mari said...

Funny I'm making pasta salad today for dinner with steak on the grill....it's soooo yummy.....lol.....and perfect for a hot summer dinner......

Hugs~
Mari

Pyrex Passion said...

Hi Celeste, I love pasta salad. Your salad looks delicious, and your photos look terrific. The white plate really let's the colors of the vegetables take center stage.
Have The Best Day Ever!
Aim

Lady Lilith said...

Yum. That looks like it is packed with flavor.

Cynthia S. said...

Oh, that looks so very delicious! I'm going to try it! Thank you, Celestina!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh this looks great. I will have to try this yummy recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.
Mary

Claudia said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
first of all I want to say thank you for your visit and your so kind note on my blog! And so nice, to have you as a new follower now!
Now I came aroound for a visit to your wonderful blog, and found this delicious recipe, perfect for Lunch today :O)
I love pasta salads, and this sound great!
Now you have me as your new follower too, I love to come back to you and your lovely blog!
Hugs from germany,
Claudia ...who will do some sewings today, out of the grey bags ;O)

Claudia said...

Hi Celestina Marie,
first of all I want to say thank you for your visit and your so kind note on my blog! And so nice, to have you as a new follower now!
Now I came aroound for a visit to your wonderful blog, and found this delicious recipe, perfect for Lunch today :O)
I love pasta salads, and this sound great!
Now you have me as your new follower too, I love to come back to you and your lovely blog!
Hugs from germany,
Claudia ...who will do some sewings today, out of the grey bags ;O)

cynthia lee designs said...

It looks so yummy!!
~Cindy

Createology said...

Of course I am reading this just before dinner and I am starving. I do enjoy cold pasta salads and this one sounds yummy. And it is already named for me...Crazy Sherry. Creative Pasta Bliss...

Laurie Ritchey said...

That looks good, Celestina. I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. I thought I was going to get to read about your Crazy Aunt Sherry! laurie

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Crazy Sherry Here! HAHA! I make a similar pasta salad but I use Olive Garden salad dressing from the bottle... cause I'm crazy like that :-) Love your version Celestina! Especially the name!