Sunday, May 29, 2011

Potato Salad - No Mayo

We played golf today.  It was 86 degrees when we drove over.  It was a beautiful day.  Too bad my golf playing was so pathetic.  We came home and had some margaritas, can't get away from that Mexican influence.  Then we cooked the dinner we were supposed to have last night.  
After I went to Wegmans yesterday to get the missing ingredients for our dinner, I saw Audrey outside and went over to say hello.  Jane was out on her deck and said hi too.  Then Larry came outside and Jane invited us over for a glass of wine.  Audrey and Steve didn't come because they had their granddaughter Heather with them.  Larry and I did go, and 3+ hours later we went home.  By then it was too late for dinner so we just had some ice cream for dessert.

Now we could have our dinner.  It was our first official summer dinner.  Hamburgs cooked on the grill, corn on the cob, and potato salad.  The potato salad is my favorite potato salad that I got from Terry probably 40 years ago but now I leave out the mayonnaise and milk and it is still delicious.  Below is the original recipe.

Terry's Potato Salad 
8 cups diced cooked potatoes

Mix together and let stand 

1/4 cup instant minced onion 
1/4 cup water 
2 Tbl vinegar
Add to above 

1⁄4 cup prepared mustard 
1 Tbs sugar 
1⁄4 cup salad oil 
1 Tbs season salt 
1 tsp celery seed 
black pepper

Add potatoes 

Let chill several hours or over night


2 cups diced crisp celery 
1⁄4 cup diced sweet pickles

I leave out these ingredients:
4 hard cooked eggs

Blend together and pour over potatoes 
1 cup mayonnaise 
1⁄2 cup milk
Toss to mix 


Makes 2 1⁄2 quarts

These tulips were in our garden.  We were surprised that they were still in bloom, but because it was so cold this year, they waited for us to return from Cancun so we could bring them in the house.

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