Light up the grill and bring out the hotdogs, burgers, chicken or steaks. Add the sides and get ready to celebrate! Memorial Day is the kick-off of the backyard get-togethers that continues through Labor Day with the 4th of July right in the middle. What is one favorite side that shows up at each celebration? Yes, All-American Macaroni Salad.
It shows up at just about every backyard cookout and picnic. National and regional variations abound. You can toss in ham or shrimp or other condiments and veggies to suit your fancy.
After a relaxed day of eating and connecting with family and friends and maybe chilling around the pool, excitement builds as the adults grab their lawn chairs and the kids toddle along to watch the booming fireworks display. Year-after-year we head to the place where our town has their celebration. In recent years it moved from a large open farm to the local high school where folks can sit in the football bleachers or right in the grassy areas.
the bombs bursting in air…
So on to the recipe.
Besides being a really flavorful macaroni salad, it is quick and easy to make. If you are short on time and need to take a dish along, make this. I love, love potato salad but this is so much easier.