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Aunt Debís Dill Pasta Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie Cousineau

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. Small Pasta Shells (cooked and cooled)
1 lb. Domestic Boiled Ham (cut into small cubes)
1 Full Bunch of Celery (leaves removed, cut into small cubes)
1 Large Jar Whole Dill Pickles (cut into small cubes)
1 cup + Heavy Duty Mayonnaise
Obscene Amount Dried Dill
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, cool and set aside.

Cut ham, celery and pickles and and combine with pasta shells in a large bowl.

Add mayo, dill, salt (may not need depending on ham and pickles) and pepper and stir. Start with pasta salad being kind of ďwetĒ as it will absorb and dry out as it sets.

Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. If you think you have too much dill, thatís perfect. Every cube should have at least 10 flecks of dill on it. This is all about the DILL!!!

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. (Add additional mayo if serving again later.)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
25+ Lemays
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 min Pasta Cook + Cutting Time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Bad Boyfriend, but a Great Recipe!

Back in 1991, I had a scary boyfriend, the kind your parents hate and pray youíll come to your senses before you get married, pregnant or murdered. Luckily, I did and when I called to tell them Iíd had enough, my parents and my sister, Diane, immediately rushed over to where we were living and moved me and all my things, dirty dishes included!

But before that, we had been driving around Newfound Lake and stopped in a little general store in the town square in Hebron, NH. He bought this little pre-packaged pasta salad as a snack and devoured it. He told me I had to figure out how to make it, so I tried it myself and soon after came up with this recipe.

So, I wasn't murdered, he ended up in prison in another state and 30 years later, Iím still asked to make this recipe.

BUT, if you use this recipe and severely change it, please donít give me credit, I once had a person put together basically dry, cooked macaroni with some cooked cubed ham and say to me: ďOh, did you see I made your pasta salad.Ē When I politely explained it wasnít my recipe, she said they didnít like celery or pickles and she didnít have any dill. NO! Just NO! If you canít get HD mayo and sub regular mayo, or is you use a different small pasta, thatís okay, but bastardizing the recipe that much is blasphemy!

Plus, I know someone dangerous so, take your chances...

 

 

 

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