Your daily entertainment update with “American Idol” tonight on Fox, a recipe for Summer Garden Macaroni Salad and the day of Rapture on Saturday.

Dinner idea: Summer Garden Macaroni Salad




2 cups dry macaroni

½ to 1 cup garden vegetables: cucumbers, green peppers, celery, carrots, onions

½ to 1 cup cubed cheese

¼ cup Green Goddess dressing

1 cup mayonnaise

1 ½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

Milk

Cook macaroni until tender. Drain and rinse; cool a few minutes in cold water and drain again. Mix with the garden vegetables, cheese, dressing, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Add milk until desired consistency, and chill well. Note: A little sugar may be added to dressing and mayo, if desired. Makes 12 to 14 servings.


On TV: ‘American Idol’ on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 p.m. CDT


We’re down to the last three contestants, and the competition is quickly heating up. Watch the remaining competitors –– Haley Reinhart, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina –– sing their hearts out for the chance to be in next week’s finale of “American Idol.”


Weekend tip: Day of Rapture is Saturday


According to the Family Radio group, Saturday is the day of the Rapture, and whether you believe in the prophesy or not, you can make Friday a night to remember. Do something that’s on your bucket list or spend time with your family. Or watch classic end-of-the-world movies like “Independence Day” or “Armageddon.”


-- GateHouse News Service