Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hubby's Favorite Salad for Father's Day

I've been mimicking my Mom's potato salad for years. She and my grandmother never went by recipes. They "eyed" everything. So I can only come up with a reasonable facsimile to our recipe.
You start with 3 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes. Skinned and quartered. Place in pot, boil and simmer until softened-eatable stage. You decide.
Steam 5 plus eggs--it's whatever your steamer can hold. Mine holds 9 large eggs, so I steam 9 eggs. They're good to munch on. You need 5 for the salad. Steam for 20 minutes. I use large organic eggs. Once steamed, I pull the steamer out and rinse the eggs in cold water. Let them sit on dish quilt to dry and cool down.
I chop a sweet onion, if large, use half, small, whole. Add all these ingredients to whatever size bowl that holds them. Now you're going to add mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Add to your taste and looks. Hubby like a creamy look to the salad, so I add mayo until it looks creamy. I don't use much salt as I know my family will add no matter what. I use sea salt. And, I grind fresh black pepper. I love pepper but I don't put too much, family again. I add more to my own serving.
Other options I love to add is green onions, sometimes crunchy bacon and some shredded cheddar or Jack cheese. Add what you like and make it your own.
So now, eggs are chopped in the bowl joined by the onions. Potatoes are cooling. I'm writing this little blog report to you.
 My wish is that you have a wonderful weekend. I'm thinking of my Dad and all he taught me. How much he loved me. And, because he lived in Hawaii, when I was told he wasn't going to make it, it was so difficult to get there and say "good-bye." He died while I was in the air flying to Hawaii. It took three days to find a flight with an empty seat. That was a really hard reality to deal with for me. Certain songs would bring memories of him back and I would instantly tear. Now I can listen and smile.
If you are going to be with your Dad tomorrow, give him an extra squeeze and a hug. Kisses don't hurt either!

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