10.11.2011

The perfect side for your perfect picnic

About a month ago my husband and I decided to step out of our boring rut we'd found ourselves in and started going on more picnics. On Mondays and Tuesdays - days when my husband and I both get out early enough to enjoy the day still - we found ourselves packing the same boring things: lunch "meat" sandwiches, fruit and carrot sticks. Seriously, we were one milk box shy of being in fourth grade all over again.

So finally I started recreating picnic favorites from our past, things like macaroni and fruit salad and chocolate chip cookies.

We definitely spiced up our picnics with things from our past, so here's a macaroni salad to take you WAY back.


Pasta from your past
(Makes a WHOLE bunch)
Ingredients:
1lb cooked pasta of your choice (elbow macaroni if you're really throwing back)
2 cups Vegenaise
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
4 roma tomatoes diced up
1 large onion diced up
2 cucumbers diced up
1 can chickpeas
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tsps mustard powder

Directions:
Boil the pasta (al dente) and then fold in vegenaise. Add vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and mustard powder. Dice up veggies and add tomatoes, onion, cucumbers and chickpeas. Refrigerate for an hour and then enjoy! 

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