Did you know that May is National Salad Month? I didn’t, but I did know that when we have sunny weather like we did this weekend, I crave salads. On Sunday the temperature reached 86 degrees in Seattle and it seemed fitting to fire up the BBQ, grill a burger, and serve Macaroni Salad, along with a beer. Growing up in the Bay Area we had family and friends over just about every weekend to enjoy the pool and sun – to make the macaroni salad a little fancier, my Mom would add Bay Shrimp on top (about 1/4 cup). It definitely made it more special – here is my Mom’s recipe.
This was one of my contributions for appetizers this Christmas Eve. They went quickly – so assuming they were well received. I love shrimp and if you add some onion and garlic to it, and then fry it, I love it even more! Will be looking to add more fruits and vegetables to my diet in 2013, but for the next few days till the end of 2012 I am concentrating on foods that I really, really like! So before I change my ways for 2013 I will make these again for New Years Eve – only more, lots more.