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!

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