Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cooking Thursday

The recipe I'm sharing with you is a family favorite. This is a salad Bob's mom made frequently and when we got married it was one of the first recipes I got from her.  It's stood the test of time - 32 years and I'm still making it, and we still love it!
I make this most often in the summer.  On a hot day, it makes a light supper with a sandwich, and it's perfect to have around for lunch. I usually make it with tuna, but have also used cubed ham.
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Moms Pasta Salad

1 cup uncooked pasta - shell, elbow, bowtie...
2 hard boiled eggs
7 ounces tuna, drained (or cubed ham)
1 can peas
2 sweet gherkin pickles, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta as directed on package.  Place in colander and rinse with cold water.
Toss together tuna, peas and pickles.  Cut eggs fine and stir in.  Add pasta and mayonnaise.
Stir all together and then stir in cheese.
Refrigerate overnight.  Stir before serving.  If it appears too dry, add mayonnaise to taste.

12 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Good Morning Mari! That looks so good, thanks for sharing. Blessings

Blackberry Lane said...

Sounds delicious for a quick, cool supper.

Nancy said...

My daughter loves loves pasta salad so I will definitely be passing this receipt to her.....

Pat said...

My husband loves this salad and I never think to make it. Thanks for the reminder, I'm going to make it this weekend!

linda eller said...

We both love pasta salad and I hope you wont mind if I make yours.

Terri D. said...

That does sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the goodness!

ancient one said...

sounds good ..

Connie said...

This is one of our favorites too but we don't add pickles. (I'll try it that way next time.)

Renee said...

Sounds delicious! Will be making this for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Donna B. said...

Oh this sounds so good! I love this type of salad...major comfort food. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jennifer Hill said...

I think I will surprise Mark with this. I'm guessing he'll love it. It sounds like something his mom would've made. ;)

Jenny the Pirate said...

That sounds marvelous. I think my family would love it.