Monday, May 1, 2017

Crazy Aunt Sherry's Pasta Salad!

***********HAPPY MAY DAY**********

In my quest to celebrate 10 years of blogging and share blog posts from the past,
I thought I'd repost this one from a few years ago!

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 salad recipe was in my towns monthly
electric company magazine several years ago.

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

My family loves a great pasta salad so I gave this one a try.

Crazy Aunt Sherry's Pasta Salad
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta (I used a pasta I had on hand)
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 overnight.
Will fill a 9" X 13" serving dish.

and perfect for a springtime and 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.
It was delicious!

**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 in North Texas.

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

Have a great May Day!!
I'll be away from my studio this week, but see you soon!


R's Rue said...


Jan Hermann said...

Oh wow! This sounds delicious! It's on my menu for the end of this week!! Congratulations on 10 whopping years of blogging, my friend. Here's to 10 MORE!!!


Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Delirious Delicious looking! Happy May Day!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Yum! We love pasta salads!

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing, hugs Valerie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Sounds good!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Looks very tasty. I love a pasta salad with more veggies than pasta.
Have a great week,

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I have one similar to this that I make a gazillion times every summer! It is the perfect side dish all summer long.

Anna said...

Looks gooooooooooooooood !
Have fun !

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I love a good pasta salad, and it is is always wonderful to use fresh veggies in them. It is funny that the recipe was named after a crazy Aunt Sherry, lol... Have a blessed and wonderful first day of May!

Daniela said...

What a sweet surprise to see a little bit of Italy on your table today, dearest Celestina !

Wishing you too a lovely remainder of you May Day,
I'm sending blessings to you
with sincere gratitude


Jill said...

I was just telling Jerry the other day that since the warm weather was here I couldn't wait to do salads and pasta salads again, as we don't like real heavy meals this time of year. This looks delicious, I'm definitely going to give it a try soon! Thanks for sharing!


Alessandra said...

It sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe, i will try to prepare it
Hugs Alessandra

Kim said...

It's just about the perfect time for pasta salad!! Thanks for the recipe, it looks great! :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

This recipe sounds wonderful and I am going to try it.

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. I just love your posts.
thanks for the recipe and have a wonderful week. Enjoy the May flowers.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's pasta salad time, Celeste, and thank you for sharing this recipe that you love. I get that same CoServ magazine and always look at the recipes in each issue. I've saved quite a few, but I must've missed this one.
Happy first day of May to you, my friend.

Stacey said...

We love pasta salad and I'm always searching for a new twist. Definitely saving this yumminess. :)

Homemaker' said...

I'm just now looking for salad recipes and this sounds perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it Celeste. And congratulations on 10 years of blogging - I sure enjoy reading it. : ) Have a great upcoming week.

Blog friend, Mary

krishna said...

so yummy!!! I want a big bowl of it.. :)

Debbie Harris said...

Celestina, first I would like to say how beautiful you look in the pretty photo of you on your side bar and I love your new blog look, just lovely.
What a delicious looking pasta salad, this is going to be a must try, thank you for sharing it with us.
Enjoy your time away from the studio.

Blessings ♡

craftyles said...

This sounds like a really good recipe. I love pasta salads in the warmer months. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Junkchiccottage said...

Yum Celeste this looks so delish. Love the pretty new look to your blog. Have a great new week.

Anonymous said...

teehee ... You had me at the title. :) Of course I'm going to try the recipe, and of course I'm going to name it after myself. lolol Oh I'm so grateful for laughter ...and delicious food ...and beautiful friends.
Have a wonderful day, beautiful friend.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love a good pasta salad and this one sounds amazing! I will have to tuck this recipe away to try at the next BBQ I go to :)

Thanks for sharing, dear friend. Hugs to you!

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, we too love pasta salads. Matter of fact I just made a huge pasta salad for a local school for the teachers for Teacher's appreciation. Thanks for sharing the recipe too. I always love to see what everyone puts in their pasta salad. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Smareis said...

Deve ser uma delicia Celestina. Eu adoro massas. Obrigada pela partilha.
Uma ótima semana!
Um ótimo mês
Um abraço, e um sorriso!
Blog da Smareis

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

This looks crazy delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Dorthe said...

It looks so delicious dear , a both beautiful, and tasteful recipe. Thank you for showing it again, it could be a wonderful summer dish .

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, oh how my family loves pasta salad. This looks like a great recipe to try out. Thanks for the recipe to make it.
Enjoy the weekend.
Julie xo

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Great pasta salad, especially now that it is warming up. I hope all is well. Happy Saturday. xo

Createology said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Pasta salad is so good for so many reasons and occasions and this recipe sounds really good. Thank you for sharing. I am certain I have numerous nieces and nephews who would agree I am "Crazy Sherry"!!! Enjoy your week Sweet Celeste...<3

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love pasta salad so will try this CRAZY one:) It sounds delicious. I always just switch up what I put in it. Hope you are having a great weekend!

justplainjilly said...

This has my mouth watering. I'm going to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love pasta salad and I'll have to make this one sometime. Hope you have a nice week and a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.
Hugs, Julie

Art and Sand said...

Sounds delicious!

Conniecrafter said...

I am not much on these kind of salads but my hubby sure does love them, I have a few cookbooks like yours that have interesting names for the recipes. Hope you are enjoying a great time away!!
Glad you dropped by my blog, once again I am not getting updates :(

Rue said...

Hello, my dear friend :)

That pasta salad looks wonderful. If I remember, I'll let you know when I try it. It's perfect for summer too.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

The pasta salad looks delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe.
Also thanks for the kind visit and note you left me, so kind
hope you are having a lovely week

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, Crazy Aunt Sherry's Pasta Salad looks Yummy, and you know I'm smilin' at its name. : ) I always love a good pasta salad. I hope you are enjoying these Spring days, dear friend.

love your blog sister,

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..