My husband begs me to make this dish. It is a surprisingly great mixture of flavors. You'll love it! Feel free to tailor the ingredient amounts to your taste. This is how we like it, but it is quite flexible.
The rose hips in this jam are uncooked so the jam tastes fresh and sweet; it retains its bright rosy-orange color. The hardest part is seeding the hips which can be sticky, but so worth it! Use wild or cultivated rugosa roses that haven't been sprayed with pesticide; pick them in the fall when they are bright red. I adapted my recipe from one in a Euell Gibbons field guide.
Drench cooked macaroni with your favorite Italian dressing, then let it marinate overnight. The next day, stir in a tasty mix of sour cream, mayonnaise and garlic powder, add crunchy onions and celery, toss in some tuna and chill before serving.