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Independence Day!

3 Jul

Hapy Fourth, everyone! Well, if you live in the US, anyway. Moving on.

A few things to share with you today…

1. Bacon is awesome. It should be considered sacrilege to let it go to waste. I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love for bacon before, but I’m just reiterating.

2. I got a kitty! Her name is Nala and she’s adorable, if a little shy.

SO MUCH CAT HAIR.

3. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of classic “American Fare” is A) Bacon and B) Potato Salad.

Pretty short list, but I’m going to share my recipe for potato salad. It’s kind of awesome. Here’s what you need:

  • Poatoes
  • Mayo
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dill weed (fresh or dried) OR Dill relish
  • Parsley (fresh or dried)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green onions
  • Yellow onions

And that’s pretty much it. You could add some hard boiled eggs, if you wanted, or assorted veggies (asperagus [yes that’s spelled MY way], bell peppers, etc.), or something crazy if you really wanted, but this is what I add.

First off, potatoes. I use red, because I like them, but you could use Russet or some other sort of white potato. Heck, you could even use sweet potato and that would work in some cases (not necessarily here).

Ignoring the fact that my potatoes were sprouting, stick them on a cutting board and cube those suckers.

Tolkien reference. Win.

Put them in a pot, and cover with enough water to cover the potatoes plus an inch or so.

Cover them until the water comes to a boil, and then uncover and continue to gently boil for about ten minutes, or until they’re fork tender.

Macbeth reference (I think). I'm on a roll!

While that’s happening, combine about a cup of mayo, a few tablespoons of Dijon mustard, a few teaspoons of salt and pepper, and the herbs.

Herbses.

Whisk them together. Adjust your measurements to taste.

I have no words.

When your potatoes are done, shock them with cold water, and then stick them in a bowl, and then add the veggies.

Pour your sauce on top of that.

So, step one and a half.

Mix well, cover, and stick in the fridge for a few hours.

Heh... marry.

On a side note, this bowl is frickin ancient.

Anyhoo, serve cold with some awesome bacon-covered meatloaf. Have I mentioned my love for bacon? I’m fairly sure I have.

Happy eating!