Potato Salad, & Dinner at Mom’s

So last Sunday my mom invited Normy and I over for dinner! YAY! My Brother was going to smoke some ribs with my dad’s smoker and my mom was going to make her cucumber, tomato salad (that I LOVE).  So I offered to make potato salad and then cupcakes for dessert…I ALWAYS offer to bring more than I should, But that is how I roll…

So for my potato salad I got a 5 pound bag of red potatoes. My brother is 6′ 5″ and he eats a lot. So I had to make a lot of salad for him.
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Throw the potatoes in a big pot
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and fill it with water, (make sure the pot is big enough so that all the potatoes fit and are submerged in the water).
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Then place the pot on a burner and turn up to medium high heat
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I added a little salt to the water as well.

I boiled the potatoes for about 30 minutes and I poked them with a fork and the bigger ones weren’t quite fork tender, so I boiled them for another 15 minutes…

Then while the potatoes were boiling I got the eggs boiling too.  I got a medium-sized pot and filled it with water and very gently placed 8 eggs in the pot and brought it to a boil and boiled for 25 minutes
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Once the eggs are done, I drain them and then place them in a boil and fill it with cold water and place in the fridge. I have done this a few times and it seems to help when peeling them. The shells come off easier. So I leave them in the fridge for about an hour or so.

Once the potatoes are done, drain them and let them dry for a few and chop them up when you are able to handle them. Chop them into bite size pieces and plop them into a big bowl.
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You could peel the skin off or leave it on the potatoes, I left it on. Chop all potatoes up.
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Then you can start adding the veggies. dice up 2 stalks of celery
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Then peel and dice up two carrots
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Then dice up one large red/purple onion
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Then peel the 8 eggs that you put in the fridge earlier
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Chop those up and add them to the big bowl as well
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Then add in salt and Pepper
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then get another medium-sized bowl and to that you are going to add in Miracle Whip, about 2 cups. (My mom makes her potato salad with miracle whip and I do too, tastes better to me)
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then add it about 2 tbsp of grainy mustard
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Then add in some yellow mustard
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I just went with it and did this all on taste
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Then get a ranch packet and add that to the bowl as well
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Mix everything together
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Then add to the potatoes and veggies in the big bowl
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and mix everything together really well
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once everything is well incorporated, sprinkle a generous amount of paprika over the top
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Looks and tastes SO good!
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Then cover the bowl
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and refrigerate it over night for best results.

Then the next day pack it up and bring it to mom’s house…

My bro likes to cook too. He came up with this concoction…
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This has JAMIE written all over it, and he said he made it up with me in mind…

It has:
smoked BACON
Onions
red bell pepper
mushrooms
garlic
Worcestershire sauce
splash of balsamic vinegar
pepper
He knows his sis toooo well! (I had three helpings of this) I will be making this in the near future with steak!

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John stirring his John concoction
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Normy and My bro. John is 6′ 5″, one tall dude
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My big bro
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You know I had to get a picture of me and my bro
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Then mom was making her cucumber salad. She makes hers like her mom and I LOVE the way my mom makes it:

Fill a bowl with white vinegar and a little sugar, and peeled and sliced cucumbers
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then add onions
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then add tomatoes
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Stir together
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add salt and black pepper
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stir some more then set in fridge to let the flavors mingle. It’s better to do this salad the night before as well.
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These two people met, fell in love and did it and made ME! They created perfection between the two of them! ME! hahahahaha
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Mom’s Deviled eggs, I make mine the same way she makes hers!
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smoked ribs and pork my bro smoked for us
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my bro can EAT! Look at his plate! And he doesn’t gain a pound!
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Mom’s cucumber salad
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Jamie Potato Salad
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Normy eating some smoked ribs!
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What a great way to spend a sunday!

 

One thought on “Potato Salad, & Dinner at Mom’s

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