Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Yum

Potato Salad and Macaroni Salad are two of the popular dishes served here during the summer. I went one step further today and made my own mayonnaise!! It was so easy and best of all the salad is ALL ORGANIC!!

Potato Salad

6 potatoes, boiled and cut into ~1 inch chunks

3 eggs, hardboiled, shelled and sliced into chunks

1 cup mayonnaise (see recipe below)

2 Tbsp mustard

1 med. onion, chopped

2-3 stalks celery, chopped



2 dill pickles chopped

1 Tbsp pickle juice or white vinegar if you don't have pickles

In large bowl combine ingredients and stir well. Cover and keep refridgerated.

Macaroni Salad

1 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

1 med. onion, chopped

2-3 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1 cup mayonnaise (recipe below)

1/8 tsp dill weed

1/2 tsp garlic powder



Cook macaroni according to box directions, drain and rinse with cold water. In large bowl add ingredients and mix well. Refridgerate.


2 egg yolks

1 tsp. dry mustard

squirt of lemon juice (1/8 tsp)

1 1/2 tsp vinegar

1 cup canola oil

Put all ingredients except oil in blender and turn blender on lowest speed. Slowly drizzle oil in until desired consistency is reached, it thickens as you go. The secret is drizzling not pouring!!

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