But back to pasta salad! I had some leftover pulled pork and needed a side to go with it so I called my brother and wrestled the recipe out of him. He learned to cook from my dad who never measures anything so I basically scribbled down a list of ingredients and ranges of how much of each to put in. That's how we do. The recipe below is for a full pound of rotini but the picture shows but 1/3 of a bag of pasta.
1 lb rotini, cooked according to package instructions
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp bread and butter pickle juice
1/4 diced bread and butter pickles
1 tsp garlic powder
generous sprinkling of black pepper
While the pasta is cooking, mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Drain pasta and give it a quick rinse with cold water. Pour the drained, cooked pasta into your dressing and stir well. Chill at least an hour and then devour!