Meal Prep Monday Summer Addition


  • Potato Salad w Eggs
  • Chicken salad with Grapes
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Devil Eggs
  • Corn Off the Cob

Old-Fashioned Macaroni Salad with Sweet Pickles
  • 3 cups (10 1/2 oz./330 g.) elbow macaroni
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml.) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz./60 g.) sour cream
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tsp. sweet pickle juice
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped, leaves reserved and finely chopped
  • 3 sweet pickles, finely chopped
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g.) pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh chives, snipped
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, add the macaroni, and cook until tender, according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold running water and set aside to drain.
To make the dressing, in a serving bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, pickle juice, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir to mix well.
Add the onion, celery and pickles and stir to mix again. Add the macaroni and turn to coat. Add the hard-cooked eggs, green olives and celery leaves and turn once again. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with the snipped chives, and serve. Serves 6.