Monday, July 21, 2014

Yummy Potato Salad!

So I was doing my normal blog reading and came across this potato salad recipe. She called it Grandmas Potato Salad. You can find her original recipe here at Meatloaf and Melodrama. It sounded really good and we have a ton of potatoes we need to find something to do with. This was perfect but we added a few more things to it.

10 good sized red potatoes (small to medium)
2 stalks of celery (we used about 3 to 4)
2 hard boiled eggs (we used 3)
Mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
Salt and Pepper to taste
What we added
Red onion 
Add however much you want! 
I love love cheese so we added about 1/2 a cup and of course who does not like bacon so we added about 4 thick cut slices of it.

To prepare just really takes common sense
Peel your potatoes boil them, cool them, cut them up
chop up the celery
chop up the bacon after frying
peel and chop up the eggs and red onion
Mix it all together. 
Add as much mayo as you like as well as the cheese.
There you go you have some great tasting potato salad. I am not waiting for it to cool to eat with dinner tonight. I of course did some sample tasting so I know it is good stuff. 

I want to say thank you to Dee for this recipe! You can find her at the link I provided above! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bean Picking Time--Its the Simple Things In Life

Sometimes its the simple things that can take a humans breath away. Nothing that costs a million dollars, extravagant vacations, fancy cars or houses. In other words "keeping up with the Joneses or these days its more like keeping up with the Kardashians.  

This weekend we got back to basics. We seem to do that when we visit my parents. Not only is it being with family but the things we do as a family. For some reason seeing the kids and my Eric participate in something that I did every year of my childhood brought a smile to my face. And of course I had to break out the camera! 

It was day with no electronics, no phones or anything of that. The kids and Eric did learn a thing or two about growing and harvesting your own food! Eric also learned a few terms of the south I guess you could say. We were picking the green beans which were on their last leg and produced about all they could. It was either my sister or my dad that said "There is enough there for a good mess." Eric of course gets the puzzled look on his face and asks me "Ok let me pretend that I am from the city and I have no idea what was just said, what in the heck is a mess." We all look at him like he is crazy and I bust out laughing. For those of you that don't know what this term means, it means you have enough for a meal....Showing my family how our family functioned while growing up makes me feel like I am accomplishing something. I think it is an important skill to know how to grow, harvest and cook your own food! 
Its Bean Picking Time

The New and Improved Pinto Bean

Even Gizzy got in on the action but got tired really quickly

Your not being a kid right unless you get dirty!
After all the work done we enjoyed just chatting under a shade tree while momma "shelled the beans" or "removed them from the pods." The kids ran around with water guns and played in the pool a bit. It was a perfect Saturday and it was all simple! The simple things in life take my breath away. Now its all back to the normal hustle and bustle of the week! Have a great one everyone. 

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