I hope that you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. It is always a bit bittersweet for me. This weekend we really tried to get one last stab at summer. We played outside, we went fishing, went for walks, and we even filled the kiddie pool one last time. I love fall, but I always get just a little bit sad saying goodbye to summer. We wrapped it up with a nice family dinner, including a yummy Macaroni Salad from a recipe that I pulled off of the Mizkan Recipe Site (I have yet to try one of their recipes that wasn’t a hit, by the way!)
I have been using several vinegars from the line of Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegars to put an extra zing to my side dishes, and this yummy Macaroni Salad did not disappoint. I used the NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Basil and Oregano (you can also us the original flavor) I am a BIG fan of red onion, so I actually put a bit extra … so good!
Here is the recipe:
Mom’s Macaroni Salad
8 oz. dry elbow macaroni
1/4 cup NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Basil and Oregano or Original
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
2 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped (optional)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Briefly rinse in cold water; drain well. In a large bowl, combine rice vinegar, onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add pasta and toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir in mayonnaise, celery, and eggs if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.Makes 6 to 8 servings.
*Disclosure: I’m a Mizkan Blogger Advocate and this is a sponsored post. These opinions are all my own and have in no way been influenced by another person.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.