This blog is for the harried cook, busy families, beginning cooks, anyone who needs or wants to get a simple meal on the table in 30 to 60 minutes. FORGET FEEDING YOUR FAMILY FAST FOOD AS A REGULAR DIET. Save fast food for an occasional treat and feed your family quick, healthy meals at home! Some recipes are original and some are ones I have collected over the years and found to be practical and tasty.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
FALL PASTA SALAD
This is a recipe I got from Mr. Food a few years ago.
1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni or other small pasta shape*
1 cup chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
1 cup chopped apples
1 cup chopped pears
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped candied walnuts
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta to desired doneness; drain well and cool. (Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.)
In a large bowl, combine cooled pasta, the chicken, apples, pears, cranberries, celery, and candied walnuts; mix well.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, maple syrup, vinegar, and salt; blend well. Pour mayonnaise mixture over pasta mixture; toss lightly then serve immediately.