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candlelight
June 29th, 2009, 11:43 AM
This is one of the things I am making.

Macaroni Salad

Ingredients
8 oz. dried elbow macaroni (2 cups)
1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup plain yogurt or dairy sour cream
5 oz. cubed cheddar cheese (1-1/4 cups)
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped (1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 Tbsp. snipped fresh tarragon or 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon, crumbled
Directions
1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add green beans during last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well.

2. For dressing, in a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisk in olive oil until thickened. Whisk in yogurt.

3. Add cheese, spinach, tomato, onions, and tarragon to macaroni. Add dressing; toss. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

Cherished
June 29th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Mr Mannn will be making his own fireworks..only one kind you light..but you run from both.

BBQ ribs in the pressure cooker..mmmm
cucumber salad
macaroni salad
Corn on the cob

candlelight
June 29th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Mr Mannn will be making his own fireworks..only one kind you light..but you run from both.

BBQ ribs in the pressure cooker..mmmm
cucumber salad
macaroni salad
Corn on the cob

Sounds Awesome!

Sand Dollar
June 29th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Traditional Hotdogs and Hamburgers.
Potato salad
Corn on the cobb
Baked beans
Chips
Cold soda.

capped of by fireworks. Usually in the street in front of the house.:)

His Bride
June 29th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Looks like I will be traveling to Candlelight's house first for awesome macaroni salad, then to Cherished where we can celebrate her birthday instead of the 4th of July, then on to Sand Dollar's house to finish the pig-out and fireworks!

icebear
June 29th, 2009, 12:34 PM
not sure yet, i might throw some meat into the smoker...

jadeeyes
June 29th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Probably a big mess in my kitchen.

Cherished
June 29th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Probably a big mess in my kitchen.

:pound:pound this is he most truthful response..I will be making that too, come to think of it. :heh

candlelight
June 29th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Probably a big mess in my kitchen.

Me too, but I make the kids clean it up, LOL!

mominohio
June 29th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Probably a big mess in my kitchen.


I make that every night:heh Blech, I hate to cook!