Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Lazy end of Summer weekends

Had a lazy weekend, spent Saturday at my sister’s house lazing in the pool, and when it came time to cook it was strictly “What’s On Hand” We were not about to ruin this day, with a run to ANY store.

The Crucifixion of TheChaz
Cathie & Alayna
Mom, Liam & Alayna

Strictly what’s on hand Macaroni Salad

1lb tube or shaped pasta (elbow, ziti, rotini, penne, etc, etc.) Cooked & Drained

All spices are to taste and measurements are approximations
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon powdered garlic
(Any other spice you like, celery seed might be nice)
2 TABLESPOONS of prepared horseradish
2 TABLESPOONS of Dijon Mustard (regular or grainy – or any mustard you have on hand)
1 medium cucumber, seeded, and diced fine
1 carrot finely grated
1 bell pepper minced
1 half of a medium onion diced
1/3 cup really good ollive oil (no subs on the oil)
juice of 1 medium sized lemon

Mix it all together and chill.

Perfect for picnics as there is no mayo to spoil.