Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'm Making Potato Salad. Wanna Help?

Come on into my kitchen.  Don't look while I go through my disorganized mess of recipes.  I know it's here somewhere.  I'm sure it's in this stack.  Come on, come on.  Where did it go?  Phew, here it is!  My favorite recipe for today's project:  Linda's Potato Salad.  

I grocery shopped yesterday so you missed that fun.  Let's gather the ingredients we'll be using.  If you'd be so kind as to set them on the counter, I'll take the pictures.  Of course, everyone knows what potatoes, eggs, onions, and all the rest look like, but humor me.  I get a kick out of picture taking and posting them.


Let's put the eggs and

the potatoes on the stove to boil.

While that's going on in the background, I'll chop up the onion.
Would you put the mayo, mustard, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl?  Thank you.  Let's hustle these ingredients into the refrigerator.

I think we've earned a bit of a break and some wine to go with it.  We have a few minutes longer to wait for the eggs and potatoes to cook. 

Perfect timing.  Our wine glasses are empty.  We can drain the water from both pots and let the potatoes and eggs cool.

Now's a great time for a walk.  Let's go.     

After enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, we're back and the potatoes and eggs have cooled.  I'll cut the potatoes into small pieces (leaving the peeling on) and you can remove the egg shells and slice the eggs.  Don't worry.  When I'm done, I'll help you with the eggs.  Getting the shell off can be a pain.
Here's a small bowl of the finished dish after we added the onion and mayo mixture.

 Voila!  Mission accomplished.  

Shall we?  Since you're company, you get the first bite. 


Gullible said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Could I have a brat with that, please?

Gullible said...

Oh, sorry. Have some of this chopped salad I brought.

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

GULLY: How about some baby back ribs?

Gullible said...

OMG! You're killing me. Hey, next time you make that potato salad, add my secret ingredients:

Chopped bacon (or those articial bacon bits)
Ripe olives
Parsley flakes

We served this in my restaurant for many years.

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

GULLY: I'd be in big trouble if I did that. Lon and Jared won't let me change the recipe in anyway. I can't even add as much onion as I like. They absolutely go nuts over the salad with the ingredients I mentioned.

What can I say?

Jack Brown said...

looks like I dropped in at the right time
most tasty
Biiiiiiiiiiiig hug


Sarie said...

Ohhhhhh, how I love this!! I've never made potato salad, I really should give it a try.

This is the post you were talking about in the email wasn't it? I didn't see this until this morning! Apparently, I no longer get the emails when you publish, but now much later. Ugh!

It worked out though, because this post is how I'm starting my Monday and it's just perfect! Now, I'm hungry. Happy and smiling, but hungry, lol.

Have a wonderful week Shaddy! Thank you for this! xoxo

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

JACK: I'm glad you enjoyed the potato salad!

SARIE: This recipe calls for 7 medium red potatoes, 7 hard boiled eggs, a medium onion, 16 ounces of mayo, salt, pepper and mustard to your liking. It's soooo easy, especially since you don't have to peel the potatoes! Yay! Of course, you can add additional ingredients if you prefer.

Happy, sunny day to you, Sarie!!!