Patriotic Potato Salad


My good friend, Cathy, and her husband have invited us to celebrate the 4th of July with them and over 80 of their closest friends.  Cathy and Mark are celebrating this 4th of July for the first time as American Citizens.  Cathy is my adorable British friend, and her and Mark have just become citizens.  They wanted to celebrated the 4th with a good old fashioned barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers, and all things American.  I told her I would make a Potato Salad to go with their menu.

After peeling ten pounds, yes ten pounds, of red potatoes, I put them in a pot of salted water and set it to boil.  While the potatoes were boiling, I took the time to dice up 8 stalks of celery, 1 red pepper, 1 orange pepper, and 5 scallions.  I also sliced 12 hard boiled eggs.  I cooked a small package of bacon to add to this potato salad as well.  I set aside my vegetables and prepared the dressing for my salad.  For the dressing, I used 5 cups of reduced fat mayo, 4 tablespoons of yellow mustard and 3 tablespoons of white vinegar.  I set this aside in the refrigerator until I was ready to put the potato salad together.  You can easily cut this recipe in half for a smaller crowd.

After the potatoes were cooled, I mixed in the cut up veggies and eggs.  After I had combined all the ingredients, I added in the bacon and then poured over most of the dressing, reserving one cup.  I wanted to reserve a cup in case my potato salad needed more dressing after sitting overnight.  It’s much easier to add the extra later than take it out if you’ve used too much. (By the way, I went to the refrigerator to check on my potato salad this morning, and no extra dressing was needed.  It was perfect as is.)


After the potato salad was mixed and ready to be refrigerated for the night, I sprinkled paprika on for color.  I’m sure this will be a big hit at my friend’s party.  I certainly hope it is!


Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

Until next time, Kris


Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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