Monday, July 5, 2010

A Year in the Making, day 306

Yesterday's post, that I fell asleep without making!

For the fourth, what else could I make but potato salad? I'm not a fan of other peoples', usually, as they insist on putting things like celery and pickles in it. Ick! Mine has three basic ingredients - potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and {drummroll} BACON! Well, I guess there are four, as there are onions in it too, but since I cook them in the pan after making the bacon, they're nice and soft and tasty. I am convinced that potato salad should never crunch.

Potato salad:

5 lbs yukon gold potatoes, skins on, diced in 1/2-3/4" pieces
6 eggs
1/2# bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped
1 medium sweet yellow onion, diced
2-3 tablespoons of gourmet mustard (I like the Jack Daniels brand)
1-2 cups mayo

Boil the potatoes 10 minutes, till taters are fork tender. You can hard-boil the eggs in with the potatoes.
Cook onions in ~2 tbsp of bacon grease till translucent
Peel & chop boiled eggs
Mix all in large bowl with mustard, add mayo till reaches desired moistness

potato salad

I'm having some for breakfast as I type this.

We enjoyed the afternoon festivities at a local park, in weather that may not have broken the 70F mark, with drooling skies. Folks brought along their tents and umbrellas to keep off the drizzle instead of the sun:

fort dent park

hiding from the rain

The cold and rain didn't keep the munchkin from begging for a Hawaiian ice:

cherry hawaiian ice

I stuck to my favorite picnic sweet - kettle corn!

ketttle corn

Even with the wet weather, our fine boys in blue were on-site and prepared:

fire truck

fire hoses

After wandering around for a bit, we headed home for dinner, and stayed there, as it started really raining. So we alternated between watching the local fireworks from our deck and viewing the Washington DC display on the TV.

Today, we still haven't decided what to do with ourselves, so Scooby Doo is playing while sofa snuggling is occurring.


Made By Tammy said...

After a fun filled day and good food, I'm a fan of sofa snuggling the day after too!

ArtSnark said...

looks like a grand day all around