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Do you and your family and/or spouse use a grocery app on your smart phones?  We do!  There’s this awesome app that allows each of us to share the same grocery list.  It works wonders!  You simply key in what it is you need and the next time you go grocery shopping, or if your spouse decides to be a dear and go pick up the needed items, he or she will know exactly what to purchase.  Well, that’s all good and fine, but we tend to forget to use it properly or at all.  For example, the chalkboard near our kitchen usually has a list of things to buy: butter, eggs, vitamins, ironing board cover, etc.  In haste, we sometimes jot it down on the chalkboard and forget to transfer it to our grocery app later.  This is what happened in the story I’m about to tell you called, The Fresh Egg Abundance.

Asparagus and Chopped Egg Salad

You see, I went to the grocery store on my way home from work and purchased a dozen eggs.  I knew we had none at home, so I placed them in my cart with the rest of my items.  John.e, on his way home from work, remembered that he had written eggs on the chalkboard earlier that week.  He stopped in and bought a dozen as well.  He placed the eggs he bought on a different shelf in the fridge, and never the two did meet.  A few days later, I asked john.e to go to the grocery store to buy bread.  I’m assuming that he had forgotten about the eggs he had purchased a few days earlier, and he purchased another dozen.  Now, there are two of us and the only time we eat eggs is on the weekends.  Before they expired, we knew we had to do something with them.  We decided to hard-boil a dozen and take them as snacks/lunch to work.  That never did happen.  So, today, I had 12 hard-boiled eggs in my fridge, and I needed to do something with them, otherwise, they would end up being tossed out.

Asparagus and Chopped Egg Salad

Pasta salad is a go-to for me in the summertime, and if I whip up a large batch of it, it will take the stress out packing something for a lunch at work the next day, and I can grill up some tofu or a veggie burger to go with it for the next day’s dinner as well.  With the dozen hard-boiled eggs in hand, I raided my fridge to see what I could come up with.  Since pasta salad was the go-to, I chopped up some veggies, and a great tasting pasta salad was born.

Asparagus and Chopped Egg Salad

Asparagus & Chopped Egg Pasta Salad
 
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A crowd-pleasing salad which allows you to use up the odd veggies in your crisper. Perfect for summer bbqs or for weekday work lunches!
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 10-12 asparagus spears, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salted butter
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 12 hard boiled eggs, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni in lightly salted water
  2. Drain the cooked noodles and rinse in cold water. Allow the noodles to rest in the colander until needed
  3. In the meantime, sauté the chopped asparagus in a little salted butter and set those aside to cool as well
  4. Next, chop the celery, carrot, and onion
  5. Then, in a large mixing bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley
  6. Add the chopped eggs, cooled macaroni, cooled asparagus, and the chopped veggies
  7. Toss everything well to combine
Notes
It's important to refrigerate pasta salad for at least an hour or two before serving. Doing so, allows everything to marry together and set up nicely.
 

Asparagus and Chopped Egg Salad

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  1. Haha. I love the egg story.
    I quite often end up with far more of something than I need. Sadly no one to blame but myself, I am just that forgetful! I once bought 2 bags of avocados! That is 10 avocados that needed eating within a few days!
    This pasta salad looks lovely, so rich and delicious 🙂

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