Monday, May 5, 2014

Cheesy Mac (Salad)

When I was growing up, my father worked for Digital Equipment Corporation

In the dinosaur age of 1986 they came out with a cookbook. A nice combination of employee loved recipes.
Many a meal at my house came from that book.

It entered my mind the other day, for some reason, and I asked my mother if I could borrow her copy. She wasn't sure where hers was (in a box somewhere) but my aunt had hers handy.

I borrowed it and copied all the ones I thought we might enjoy.
This is one of those recipes.

1 Lb elbow macaroni
8 oz sour cream
1 Cup parmesan cheese
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp pepper
1 Tsp garlic powder
1 Tsp celery powder

1. In a large pan, boil macaroni based on package directions
2. Drain pasta and run under cold water
3. Mix sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and celery powder in a large bowl
4. Add cooled pasta and mix well
5. When pasta is coated with sour cream mixture, add parmesan and mix well
6. Refrigerate or 2 hours before serving.

For some reason I actually was OUT of elbows! Shells came to the rescue though.

This recipe was shared with:
Monday: Pioneer Momma, New Mama Diaries, Kitchen Table Art, The Chicken Chick, Jam Hands, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Inside Bru Crew Life, Feeding Big, A Southern Fairytale, A Pinch of Joy, Uncommon Designs, Jambellish, All Things Fee, Boogieboard Cottage, Mom's the Word
Tuesday: Diamonds in the Rough, Cornerstone Confessions, Pint Sized Baker, Memories by the Mile, A Peek into my Paradise, Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos, My Joy Filled Life, Mandy's Recipe Box, Kathe with an E, Sweet Silly Sara, The New Mrs Adventures
Wednesday: Dizzy Busy and Hungry, Recipes for our Daily Bread, Wine and Glue, White Lights on Wednesday, Buns in my Oven, Gingersnap Crafts, Crafty Allie, Sew Crafty Angel, Lady Behind the Curtain, Mom's Test KitchenThe Newlywed Pilgrimage, Lemoine Family Kitchen, Gooseberry Patch
Thursday: Sweet Haute, Lambert's Lately, Sweet Bella Roos, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, The Nourishing Gourmet, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Embracing Change
Friday: The Grits Blog, Craft Dictator, Play Party Pin, Hungry Harps, Coffee with us 3, O Taste and See Blog, Daily Dish, The Better Baker, Endlessly Inspired, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Thirty Handmade Days, Angel's Homestead, Craft O Maniac, Morsels of Life, Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom, Cooking with Curls
Saturday: What's Cooking with Ruthie, Six Sisters Stuff, Simply Gloria, Sewlicious Home Decor, Raising Memories, Northeast Bloggers, Weary Chef
Sunday: Denise Designed, The Girl Creative, Three Mango Seeds


  1. Looks yummy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. My kids would enjoy this one!! So cheesy :)
    Thanks for sharing at "Share Your Stuff Tuesdays" (Rachael @ Please come back & link back next Tuesday!!!

  3. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  4. Yum! That looks good, my son would LOVE it!
    Come by and link up with me today!

  5. Don't you just love those old cookbooks? Always fun recipes to find. Thanks for linking at The Yuck Stops Here!

  6. I love everything about this-looks insanely delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  7. Thais looks wonderful and so easy to do! Old recipe books are my favorite to cook out of, especially if they came from a group of tried and true great home cooks.

    Thank you for joining the County Fair Blog Party!

    Laurie - County Link

  8. Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party #11 to say hello - this salad looks yummy! I don't think I've made a cheesy macaroni salad quite like this so this will be fun to try! :)

  9. Hi Jay,
    I just love a great Macaroni Salad and your recipe looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Your macaroni salad looks like a childhood memory! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at our Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday to show off your latest projects!

    ~ Ashley

  11. This mac and cheese salad looks tasty. I've never even thought to made a cold version. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds - you're featured this week! Looking forward to what you bring this week. :)