So, yeah... We've been teased by summer weather, but today is chilly and grey... Typical March fare, but I'm raving mad for summer food... Mainly, big red juicy tomatoes! But other summery treats beckon! I'm starving for this salad. We make it sometimes, but it makes a ton, so it has been a while. I want you to see the original in its full glory! My mother loves recipes with all her heart. She has great collections of beautiful cookbooks and treasured cards in writings of many beloved grammas and aunts. I love the end few pages of Mom's favorite cookbook.... Filled with delicious favorites. This is one, for sure.
20 oz. Bag frozen mixed vegetables
1 c. Chopped celery
1 can red beans, rinsed and drained
Cooked bow tie pasta
Cook vegetables 12 minutes in microwave. Add other ingredients. Cool. Add dressing.
Dressing---- I usually double this for salad because pasta sucks it up. If you don't want pasta, and why wouldn't you? One recipe of dressing might be enough.
1 c. Sugar
2/3 t. Salt
1 c. Vinegar
2 T. Flour
1 t. Yellow mustard
Cook all together in saucepan until thick. Pour over salad. Chill... All these warm ingredients slurp up that yummy dressing.