Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sign Me Up
When about the tenth person told me I should start a blog to tell my story, I decided to finally pay attention. Now I don’t listen to any and every jack ass that has an opinion; if you knew me at all you would know that.
I have a better system.
I pay attention to signs. I’m not talking about signs on the side of the road, though I do give them their due to, especially if they say Bar-B-Q up ahead. It is hard to mess up Bar-B-Q, unlike potato salad. What is the deal-ee-o with potato salad? For gods sake and mine, please either mash the potatoes or cook the little bastards long enough so they aren’t crunchy. Nobody wants to eat a crunchy potato unless it’s been fried.
I declare I’m already off the subject. (But I am gonna give you a good potato salad recipe so maybe we can get some of that excuse for potato salad off the market! Are you with me?)
I was talking about signs. I’ll tell you some more of my favorite road-side signs later, but now I’m talking Signs with a capital S.
Girl, you got to pay attention to signs. They’re everywhere. Who knows, what I am telling you right this very minute might be a sign you been needing to notice for a long time. Is the hair on your chiny-chin-chin standing up?
I was at the library (Yes, I do read books. We’ll talk books later. Be thinking of ones you like and we’ll trade book titles like boys trade baseball cards.). Like I done said, I was at the library and this woman was giving a talk about blogging and I got confused and thought she was saying hogging and since I know somebody from Pig Holler, I thought I might better listen and I found out she wasn’t talking about hogging at all.
So I took it as a sign and here I am. Blogging with my favorite potato salad recipe.
Ida Clare’s Done Good Potato Salad!
• Put three or four eggs on to boil while you are hunting the potatoes in your cupboard.
• Wash and peel some potatoes. Cut off the sprouts and dig out the eyes. They don’t taste good no matter how much you boil them.
• Peel more than you think you need. (This is a rule.) Why? Well, it is obvious SugarBugar, if you make my potato salad there’s going to be some hogging going on. I am basing this recipe on about 5 cups.
• Cut up the potatoes in similar sized pieces so they will get done at the same time.
• Put them in a pot. Cover with water and boil the little devils until you can stick a fork in them and they come apart.
• Chop up your boiled eggs. It tastes better if you peel them first. I like to use a cheese grader and grate my eggs, but that’s just me. Big hunks of eggs don’t bother me.
• Use lots of Miracle Whip. There is no substitute. (Start out with about a half cup.)
• Mustard is good by the tablespoons. Don’t overdo
• Sweet pickle relish
• Tablespoon of vinegar
• Pepper if you insist. Just makes me sneeze. And that’s just rude to sneeze in the potato salad.
• Sugar is the secret ingredient. About three tablespoons should do it.
Have a taste-testing of your own in the kitchen to get it just right; cuts down on the hogging on your part and keeps you looking like a lady in front of the company. Mix all this up and put in a bowl if you can wait that long. I like it warm, but it is good cold too.
Happy Potato Salad