16 oz box of macaroni - cooked, drained, cooled (I like Ronzoni Garden Delight Rotini because it is colorful and full of fiber and protein)
1 Cup each of a mix of chopped veggies - add what you like (ex: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, celery, red onion, grape tomatoes,) The goal is to make it nutritious and colorful
1 Cup of halved black olives
1 Cup of cubed meat (ex: chicken, ham, pepperoni minis) - or leave it out if you are vegetarian
1 Cup of cubed cheese (ex: sharp cheddar, muenster, swiss) - or leave it out if you are lactose intolerant
Italian dressing to taste (don't overdo it, just enough to moisten everything and add some flavor) - Fat Free dressing is OK, but it leaves a strange texture and doesn't store as well for leftovers
Mix everything together in a large bowl, cover, chill. Serve chilled. Store leftovers in fridge and enjoy for up to 5 days after you make it. Yumalicious!