When the Thanksgiving feast has satisfied your appetite and you are so full you think you’ll never be hungry again-ever-the last thing on your mind is the next meal!
But we all know those next meals come around with precision and the remains of our feast can be the beginning of wonderful new and fresh culinary offerings.
Take, for instance, Maxine’s turkey club sammies and her potato salad. She mentioned those in yesterday’s post; I twisted her arm a bit to coax a recipe from her. My personal belief is that we all make potato salad the way our mothers did.
SIDEBAR: Maxine put her recipe in as a comment but I added it here, just in case you overlooked it in the comments section. END SIDEBAR.
Is it even possible to make a little bit of potato salad???????
***Mother Connie here: Not in my world!
You probably all know this trick, but it came to me late in life, LOL. Instead of slicing/chopping the hard-boiled eggs, mash them in the bottom of the bowl. You can use a fork or a pastry blender, or ??? Makes the salad taste lots better!! Also, I use both sweet and dill pickles in my potato salad.
Mashed hard boiled eggs
Green onions, including some of the tops
Chopped dill pickle
Chopped sweet pickle
A little finely chopped red or green bell pepper, if I have any
A slosh of sweet pickle brine – good flavor and reduces amount of mayo
Mayonnaise – I use lite
Dab of prepared mustard
Dried dill weed
My daughter likes black olives, too, but I normally don’t bother.
Maxine, the idea of using a pastry blender to chop the eggs is pure genius! Thanks for that tip AND the recipe!
We have another tip from Club Member, Loris. We thank her for sharing this idea:
‘For anyone who is having trouble chopping onions without the crying, here’s an incredibly simple tip – put them in the fridge first, then chop them straight away after taking them out! No more tears!’
Loris also sent along a list of soup recipes. If you are interested to have that info, please shoot an email to email@example.com
Are you using goods from a food pantry or Farmers Market? Do you have food commodities? How about SNAP or WIC – do you have an EBT card for either of those? Do you have a bundle from Angel Food Ministries? It could be such a thing that you are by nature a frugal person, careful as can be with your food budget. In any case, this little blog was designed with YOU in mind. We love hearing from you about what goes on in YOUR kitchen and around YOUR table, so please feel free to share your stories. This is YOUR blog as much as anybody’s.
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