Tuesday night was National Night Out. Does your neighborhood recognize this? There have been a few “night outs” here and there since we’ve lived here, but we only really attended one, and it was literally years and years ago. And I was so shy I didn’t even really talk to anyone.
I decided (on a whim) that we were hosting this year’s party. Last week.
I decided (on a whim) that I would make Nana’s macaroni salad. Yesterday.
Good thing I picked the macaroni too, because it is as easy as it gets without being pre-made. It’s even easier if your husband boils and rinses the noodles for you so all you have to do is put it together. (Thanks, honey)
Back to Nana’s salad. I remember being a kid and really loving this macaroni. In fact, it may have made me downright giddy. I think that might have to do with the olives–I loved olives. And mayonnaise. I mean, who doesn’t love mayonnaise? That isn’t a freak, I mean.
The other thing I’d like to mention is that I took a tip from June (of June’s Cafe in Sacramento) and loaded this sucker with insane amounts of black pepper. It’s what makes her salad great and now it makes Nana’s salad even greater.
Thanks again to our awesome Hollywood Park neighbors, honorary neighbors and City Councilperson Jay Schenirer for coming over and making it fun!