Classic Macaroni Salad + Homemade Dressing

This weekend is always bittersweet. Warm weather, picnics, barbecues and friendly weekend cookouts with adult beverages are soon coming to an end here in Michigan. And I’m a little sad about it.

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With that said we plan to spend Labor Day maxin’ and relaxin’, grilling, fishing, napping and squeezing out as much of summer vacation as possible before school starts on Tuesday. What I really don’t like is how Monday will feel like Sunday. Tuesday will feel like a Monday. And I will be in this weird perpetual confusion until the weekend is here again and I can get back to my somewhat normal and stay up until 3am reading.

I wonder how many times we’ll miss the bus this week because I forget to set my alarm. I say once… at least.

Sooooo tomorrow {Monday not Monday-that-feels-like-Sunday} my one and only real goal besides relaxing {and napping} is to maybe clean out a pantry cupboard or two? That and make a stellar meal for dinner that will put us into a food coma until our alarms go off for school. If they even go off that is.

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Today I decided to get ahead of the game and do a little dinner prep by making one of the side dishes. Then I realized {uh-helloooo} I haven’t shared my recipe for macaroni salad. Well that’s just silly! How can I not have shared this yet? Pasta, veggies and homemade dressing tossed together for one helluva macaroni salad… it’s a blog staple. A recipe everyone needs to have in their repertoire. Right?

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If you can’t tell, I love this salad and it’s CRAZY easy. You could make this the morning-of or the evening before… it’s the kind of salad that only gets better and better as it sits in the fridge and the flavors permeates the pasta. It’s a no frills, no fuss, 100% homemade salad and just what your Labor Day needs… or any day really.

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