this here easy make ahead salad
is good for any kinda get together.
n ifn ya adds some chopped cooked chicken
or even some tuna
n serve it up on a bed of lettuces,
then ya gots a hole meal all in one bowl.
2 cups spiral pasta (i likes to use that there multi-colored veggie pasta likes that wacky-mac stuff cuz its jest sooo darned much purdyer)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup sliced green onions
cook pasta according to package directions; drain in colander n set aside to cool some.
in a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise n sour cream n black pepper n garlic powder n dill weed n ground mustard.
add sweet red pepper n celery n ripe olives n green onions. toss together to coat them veggies.
fold in the cooled pasta.
cover n refrigerate for at least 2 hours; overnite is even better.
garnish each serving with:
dry-roasted sunflower seeds
sprigs of fresh cilantro
a lil minced jalapena
whatever ya likes . . .
raw broccoli n cauliflower crowns
1 cup frozen peas
cheddar cheese, shredded or chunked
oh jest anythang that ya likes . . .