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Sunday, September 15, 2013

An Exceptional Macaroni Salad and More Jewelry

Hi and happy Sunday-not so happy for me because I have my first sinus infection of the season.  I think this has to be a record for me, two weeks into school.  Anyhow, I tried to rest this weekend and we will see how tomorrow goes.  I am trying desperately not to be on as many antibiotics this year but it is not looking good. 

I wanted to start off  with a delicious ranch chicken macaroni salad.  It quickly became a family favorite and I have made it twice since I discovered the recipe.  Cook about a cup of dry macaroni in boiling salted water until tender and drain and rinse.  Make sure you rinse it good because there is plenty of salt in the packet of ranch you will be adding.  In a large bowl mix together: a stalk of chopped celery, several spoonfuls of green olives, chopped, 1/4 cup each mayo and sour cream, a couple of tablespoons milk, a packet of dry ranch dressing mix, and some chopped rotisserie chicken breast(1 breast).   Add the macaroni and mix well.    Refrigerate to marry the flavors and sprinkle with smoked paprika.  It is delicious and different with all the ranch spices.  Plus the green olives made it a winner for me.  Enjoy! 

Here is a bracelet I made while experimenting with some assorted green beads and some metal beads with words on them.  I used jewelry wire to string the bracelet and I loved how some of the beads had some of the copper glitter in them to match the "live" bead.  I also happened to have a matching clasp so I was pretty happy with the result. 

I hope you have a great week ahead.  I am going to try to get in my craft room and get some sewing done.  I have some fun projects I want to make.  Take care.  Nancy


  1. Hi, Nancy. Nice visiting your blog. I sew also. I love the macaroni salad with chicken. I'd love to have you share this at my party also, if you like. Following also. Linda

  2. Hi Nancy! Your macaroni salad looks yummy. I really like your bracelet very pretty! I like the different green beads in the bracelet, they are unusual. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love what you have done. Please come show off your creativity at Frenzy Friday.
    We are at I will not be a party without you!.

  4. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  5. Thank you so much for for sharing this at my party!!

  6. That sounds delicious!! I love your bracelet. I love having words or phrases on them. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You made my day. I do hope you'll join in again today! . :)

    Karla @