I hope you are having a pleasant Monday thus far. We are waiting on the rain that has been predicted beginning today for about the next three days. So far, we only have clouds.
One of my favorite things for summer is potato salad. Well, actually, it is one of my favorite things, regardless of the season.:-) I have made potato salad for years, and it has included the very same ingredients as the recipe I am going to share with you. However, when I followed this recipe, the result was some outstanding potato salad! Susan Branch includes the recipe in her book which is titled "The Summer Book." If you don't have this one, I recommend you go out and buy it!:-) Or, you may go to her website and order it online. There are several other tasty recipes in this appealing book with a blue plaid book jacket!
7 large Idaho potatoes
7 eggs, hard-boiled
2 cups mayonnaise
1 3/4 cup minced red onion
3/4 cup sweet pickle relish, drained
3 - 4 celery stalks, diced
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
lots of freshly ground black pepper
- Peel potatoes, halve them, and drop them into a big pot of boiling water. Cook till fork tender. Meanwhile, peel the hard-boiled eggs, put them in a big bowl, and mash them with a potato masher to the chunkiness you like them to be. Drain potatoes, cut them into bite-sized pieces, and add to bowl along with other ingredients. Stir gently. Chill. Serves 10-12.
This makes a generous amount that fits into my Longaberger All-America bowl very nicely.:-) I am glad there are usually some leftovers.:-) The Munchkins haven't quite developed a taste for this delicacy.:-)
I am a bit behind on my picture taking. I didn't ever photograph my dishes/table setting for the 4th of July. I don't have everything put away at this point. Perhaps I will arrange things and take a picture for the blog for the next post.:-)
The Husband has been outside picking blueberries and blackberries. The next post will feature how we enjoy these wonderful berries!
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