Boil the macaroni in some lightly salted water for
about 8-10 minutes. Stir once in a while to keep it from
sticking to the bottom of your cooking pot. While this is
going on, get the rest of the ingredients prepared as per
the instructions listed above.
When the macaroni has finished cooking, drain it and
put the macaroni into a microwave-safe bowl. Pour in
the remaining ingredients and stir it to get the ingredients
blended well throughout the dish.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it into the
refrigerator if you want to serve it as a chilled salad.
However, if you want to make a pleasing mistake as
I did, place the mixture on a serving plate, cover with
plastic wrap and warm it in your microwave for a couple
The result will be a delicious entrée tasting like a rambunctious
casserole. Any leftovers can be nuked in the
microwave the same way, and will taste at least as delicious
as the first time you served it.
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