Shrimp Macaroni salad is one of our favorite salads, as it has so much flavor and you can add or take ingredients out according to what your family likes. If they do not like green onions, then you can go ahead and leave them out. I add them mostly for color and extra flavor, but the original recipe did not call for them.

We had a friend who decided after 62 years to get baptized and I made this shrimp macaroni salad for a get together that we had after the baptism. We were so happy for him. He is now 70 years old and his health is giving him a lot of fits!

In our church, when we get baptized they immerse you completely into the water. When he went to get into the font, some of the water had drained out and so it was pretty shallow water. They added some water, but when they went to baptize him, his knees popped up.

So they tried again, and his feet popped up. They decided to add more water, and then one nice young man rolled up his pant legs and went into the font to hold our friends legs under the water. We could tell that our friend was getting tired; as I told you, his health is not the best.

And guess what, the third time was a charm! It worked. After the baptism, we all had a wonderful get together and the food was outstanding! That is why I took my Shrimp Macaroni salad, because I knew that people would love it, and they did!

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

What I love about get togethers is that there are so many choices and I didn’t have to make all of them!!! What are some of the things that you like to eat on Father’s Day? Do you like to grill out or do you give dad a break and cook something inside?

My husband and I decided that if we are going to grill again, it will be on a different grill. The one that we use, was free with the purchase of some carpet a few years ago, and it is not the best grill in the world.

I will just be getting back home on Fathers Day, as my father-in-law is getting older and he wanted to go to Alaska. At first all of the siblings were going and now it is down to 2 of the siblings going, instead of 4. I am looking forward to it as I have never been to Alaska.

I have heard that it is a little chilly, and since I prefer warm, I will just have to take a coat and pretend that it is nice and warm. This getting older is not what I ever imagined; who knew that temperature would mess with you so much. One minute I am warm and the next I am freezing.

I am lucky that I have a favorite jacket and we hang out a lot; all day long, it goes off and on. However, it doesn’t look like a jacket that I should take with me as it does have paint on one of the arms. If you go to Alaska, you don’t want people to think that you are a slob.;) I have tried to buy other jackets, but they are never as comfortable as this old thing.

Well, I hope that you get a chance to make this shrimp macaroni salad; it was so cute when my grandson said “oh grandma, I just love shrimp, can I have another helping”?

This week is my son’s birthday and so we had a little shrimp macaroni salad left over and I was so happy to enjoy this salad, with some steaks, and some yummy vegetables. I also made a delicious cake that I will be putting on the blog next! I look forward to sharing the cake recipe and we truly enjoyed a wonderful Sunday dinner!

Yield: 16 people

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Ditalini or small shell macaroni
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 hard cooked boiled eggs
  • 1 (4 ounce) can small shrimp
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion salt
  • optional ( 2-3 tsp pickle juice)

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. When it is done rinse under cool water. Drain well. I rinse mine in a strainer.
  2. Chop onions and add to macaroni.
  3. Slice eggs and add to macaroni.
  4. Add shrimp, Miracle Whip, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, celery, salt, pepper and onion salt.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Chill in the fridge.
  7. Keeps for several days in the refrigerator, but it does get a stronger taste of shrimp after a few days.
  8. I garnished it with paprika.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 170 Total Fat 13g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 372mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 1g Sugar 2g Protein 3g

 

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