Aunty Mary ~ Looking for a recipe for L&L's mac salad. Can you help? .
Aunty ~ L&L's mac salad isn't complicated at all. Just really simple ingredients: small elbow macaroni, Hellman's (or Best Food mayonnaise, depending on which side of the Mississippi River you live), shredded carrots for color and salt and pepper. L&L may also add some MSG to enhance the flavor (I don't because I don't use MSG in any of my cooking), but for a mac salad, it is bland, which is why it goes so well with the food at L&L (the salty stuff especially).
Here's the simplest recipe I could find (I make it without a recipe, so I thought I'd better find you a recipe with measurements...after awhile, you can adjust the amount of mayo to suit your taste):
You can leave out the peas and the yogurt. If you want a creamier mac salad, you can stir the mayo into about ½ C milk and then dump it on the macaroni. I'd let the macaroni cool completely before you add the mayo, though, because if you add it while the macaroni is still warm, it will absorb all the mayo and after you refrigerate it. The pasta will become dried out and you will have to add more mayo.