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Hearty Pasta Salad

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 cup cooked cubed pastrami
  • 1/4 each chopped carrot, celery and onion
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. In a bowl, combine the pasta, pastrami, carrot, celery and onion. Combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add to the pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until serving. Yield: 4 servings

Warm Chicken Salad

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This dish was first served at a bridal shower that my in-laws’ ward threw for Jake and I before we got married.  I’ve since made it several times, and it was the dish that I brought to the Hanks Girl Cousin Luncheon at Adria Wilson Higginson’s home in February 2010.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 c.  cooked shredded chicken (dice, then shred with forks)
  • ½ lb.  cooked bowtie pasta
  • 1 sm.  can sliced water chestnuts, diced (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 med.  can mandarin oranges, halve the oranges
  • 1 med.  can pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple
  • 2 c.  chopped celery
  • 1 c.  grated medium cheese (or more)
  • 1 c.  sliced almonds
  • ½ sm.  bag craisins

Sauce:

  • 2 1/3 c.  mayo
  • 1 ½ tbsp.  soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp.  lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

Mix sauce separately from other ingredients, then mix everything together.  Put in 9×13 pan.  Bake at 300 for 25 minutes.  Enjoy!!