Monday Alivia had her Swim Team practice. They meet through all holidays, but luckily her session was only from 9-10, so afterwards we met up with Rick and the other kids out on the beach. They said there was parking (Tables beach area) available but by the time we got there, the parking lot was full and people were parking on the grass. We were there with the Hendricksens and the Loa's, and saw MANY MANY locals there as well! Fun, fun!! I brought some chicken, chips and grapes to eat for lunch.
The water was choppy and there were a lot of surfers out. We came back home around 1:30, went for a swim, and had an old fashioned Memorial Day Bar-b-que! We had hamburgers, I made my broccoli slaw and macaroni salad, then our friends next door brought over hotdogs, potato salad and chips. Rick made some refreshing frozen margaritas and the kids swam...and all was well with the world. It is so nice to enjoy a nice relaxing 3 day weekend!
My friend Jennifer over at Hope Studios posted this macaroni salad and I made it yesterday for the barbecue. It does have a taste like devilled eggs. With horseradish and hot sauce in the recipe, I knew the Rocket Scientist would love to eat it! A different recipe from the sweeter kind my mom used to make, but it was good! College boy loved it because there was no milk in it, and the Rocket Scientist said it was good but he would have liked more hot sauce!
Here it is from Jennifer's site:
Juniper's Macaroni Salad
1 lb box macaroni (any shape is fine)
1 dozen eggs, hard boiled and shelled (I used 8)
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
2 1/2 cups Hellmann's mayonnaise (I used low fat Hellmann's)
1 T. yellow mustard
1 T. horseradish (secret ingredient!)
1 t. celery seed
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
2 t. Frank's Red Hot Sauce (secret ingredient!)
Cook macaroni according to directions, drain and let cool. Meanwhile, mix mayo, mustard, celery seed, horseradish, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Cut eggs in half and reserve yolks in a separate bowl. Cut the whites into large chunks and add to the macaroni along with celery and onion. Mash yolks and add to the mayonnaise mixture.You get a nice, rich dressing that is reminiscent of deviled eggs. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and sprinkle with paprika. Taste and adjust seasonings. You may like yours wetter and you can add more mayo at this point.