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Bill Fankhauser's Classic Macaroni Salad (its famous)

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2 lbs Elbow Macaroni
30 - 45+ oz's Miracle Whip
12 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 med onions
1/2 large Green Pepper
1/2 large Stalk of Celery

Hard boil eggs then place in cold water 'till ready to use

Put water on to boil for macaroni

While waiting for water to boil mince onions, pepper and celery and place in a large mixing bowl that'll hold 2 lbs macaroni

Cook macaroni El'dente (more towards the chewy than soggy side)

Cool in cold water

While cooling cut up eggs and add to mixing bowl w/ veggies and mix well

Add strained macaroni and mix well w/egg and veggie mix

Add Mayo (Miracle Whip)

Add salt to taste (this salad seems to soak up salt so about an hour or 2 after you put in fridge taste again and add more salt if needed)

Put in fridge several hours covered w/saran wrap or tin foil to cool and let flavors blend

*NOTE: The joke about the fingernails is from when I was young I asked him what his special ingredient was. Because I followed his recipe but it didn't taste the same. And he told me "you have to make sure you have a lot of dirt in your fingernails before you start mixing it" EWWWW LOL

Seriously guys if mixing by hand make sure you cut all your finger nails down to the skin then use a brush to scrub your hands and nails then wash your hands again with just soap and water! If you can't do all that PLEASE PLEASE put on kitchen gloves! (not medical gloves )

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