Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Good for hot weather....

Good Tuesday to you!  Did you have a good Monday? 

When the temperatures begin to rise, we seem to want to prepare something that will not heat up the kitchen very much.  This salad is a good one to have for times like this. 

This recipe, from a good friend, has been in my files for at least 35 years! 

1 lb. macaroni (smallest is best)
2 cans tuna, drained and flaked (or one large can)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium size can peas (LeSeuer), drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon diced pimento (or 1 small jar), drained
1 cup mayonnaise
- Cook macaroni; drain and chill.  Mix all else together and then fold into chilled macaroni.  Refrigerate before serving.  Serve on lettuce leaf.  Serves 10 to 12, generously

Ready to enjoy!

The rain keeps missing us, and we are more than six inches behind in our average rainfall for this point in the year now.  Are you having normal rainfall where you are?

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. The rain is above normal here this year. 2 inches on Saturday and rained all of last night and is still raining.

    The salad sounds delicious!

  2. I was a bit surprised to find, when I got up for a bathroom trip at 4 a.m., to find some raindrops on our window in the bedroom! It wasn't much, and the driveway is dry this morning, but at least we got a bit of the wet stuff. This recipe sounds quite tasty, and I'll be sharing it with my Facebook friends this morning. Have a terrific Tuesday, Sister! :-)

  3. This looks delicious!! Would make for a great dinner. And the rain has been missing us lately as well Nellie. It rained a little Sunday evening but only for about half an hour. We need a downpour!

  4. That looks and sounds yummy. Well, you know us and rainfall. :) I don't think we will see any rainfall until November.
    Have a lovely day Nellie.

  5. Nellie, Yum, that is a good warm weather lunch. We used to make macaroni salad lots. I can't even remember when I had it last. The tuna in it makes it a complete meal. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. My grandmother used to make this and I had forgotten about adding peas until I saw yours again. YUM!

  7. Your pasta salad looks great for a hot day.

    We are having rain again this evening.
    I need to plant the rest of my vegetables but I need some dry weather.

  8. i am so not a hot weather person! but i sure do like tuna macaroni salad!

  9. Looks good and a great idea for a hot day.

  10. Looks delicious and refreshing.

    We have had a good amount of rain. Our local Lake Lanier is full.

  11. well you know we're having the same weather! Im just a hop skip and a jump away! This sounds so good for the sweltering days that will soon be here, I'll have to try it!

  12. I think we are getting more rain tomorrow. It looked like rain today but it never materialized.

    I have not had tuna pasta casserole in years. This sounds delicious. xo Diana

  13. That's true. I too will do simple dish when i feel very hot! Dish sounds great!

  14. Hi Nellie. It looks delicious. I'll have to try it. Love the look of the biscuits, too! Thank you for visiting and all your concern and notes over these last difficult months. I do so appreciate you! I am trying ,now I feel a bit better, to actually write when I visit my friends. I do hope you get your rain soon. We'd settle for some sunshine here in Wales! Take care. Joan

  15. Thanks for the recipe, Nellie... I love tuna ---so this would be a fantastic salad for lunch. What kind of Mayo do you use? I try not to eat the fattening kind --but it's hard to find a lower calorie one that tastes good.. Any thoughts?


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